A rich, cedar nose is followed by a palate with typical characteristics, with weighty textured red and black fruit flavours, together with creamy oak. The finish is long and satisfying.
Located in the south west of the commune of Pauillac, Château Batailley dates from the middle of the 19th century and is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. Its name refers to a battle that took place on the site between the French and the English. This property belongs to the Castéja family who also own several other grands crus: Haut-Bages-Monpelou in Pauillac, Beau-Site in Saint Estèphe, Trottevieille and Bergat in Saint Emilion, and l'Eglise in Pomerol.
It is clear that this is one of the great vintages of recent times. It combines a mix of intense flavour and freshness. And flavour is what this Batailley delivers.
Its colour is deep and brooding, which is a little misleading as both the bouquet and palate are replete with notes of leather and tobacco, themselves signals of maturity. Yet the wine is still compact and energetic. The wine’s attraction lies in its rich weave of lush fruit and ripe tannins, and its crowd-pleasing generosity is unparalleled. It is drinking perfectly now but never underestimate Batailley’s staying power; this easily has at least another 10 years in the tank, should you wish.
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Location: Bordeaux, France
Alcohol Volume- 13 %
Bottle Size- 75cl
Type- Wine - Red
Availability: In stock
Country Of Origin- France
Brand - Bottled and Boxed
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