Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: BATA155
One of the jewels of the Castéja family and the Borie-Manoux firm, the name of this estate comes from the word ‘bataille’, meaning battle, in memory of the skirmish that took place in the vineyards in 1453 during the Hundred year war.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Batailley

Château Batailley, a 5th Grand Cru Classé of the classification of 1855, is the family Castéja’s and Borie-Manoux’s flagship. It is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. The name is derived from the battle that took place where the chateau and vineyard are today - during the 100-years war in the in 1452. In this battle, the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour from the English, a crucial point in the history of Aquitaine. A few years later the first vines were planted on this historical and blood soaked grounds. Chateau Batailley’s garden was designed by Barillet-Deschamps, Napoleon III’s garden architect. In 1855 Napoleon III created the classification for the Grands Crus C...
A ripe and powerful claret, showing the benefit of investment in both vineyard and cellars. Dark and dense in colour, slightly oily on the rim. The bouquet is forward, very ripe and sweet, with notes of red cherry, raspberry coulis and a hint of dark chocolate. The tannins are muscular without being gripping, and support the sweetly ripe fruit, all cut through with a fresh acidity and spice. Overall this is a wonderfully balanced, fresh and elegant Pauillac that shows a degree of opulence that is missing from others.
Enjoy with a classic beef wellington.
Harvest dates: 12th September - 5th October. Yields of 49hl/ha. Aged in 60% new oak barrls for 18 months. Alc 13.5%.

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