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Batailley 2021


Case Format: 3x150cl

Max score: 94.0

One of the oldest estates in Bordeaux, Châteaux Batailley has a long, rich history that dates back to the 15th century. The richness of the soil is peppered throughout the wine, resulting in a tantalising product that is both complex and well-rounded. The vineyard sits on the southern end of Pauillac, on a plot that housed the Anglo-French battle during the Hundred Years War, with the first vines planted on this blood-soaked ground only a few years after. Today it is now planted with the harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (c.70%), Merlot (c.25%), Cabernet Franc (c.3%) and Petit Verdot (c.2%) which have formed a nose of black and red fruit, whilst intense flavours of blackcurrant and spices dance together on the palate. Respected as a staple example of Pauillac wine, Château Batailley creates reliable yet spectacular wines with unquestionable finesse.



James Suckling

Subtle aromas of currants and fresh flowers with some tar and graphite. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and bright acidity. Very typical and bright for Pauillac. Linear and fine. Solid and tight. Well age nicely.

Jeb Dunnuck

The ruby/plum-hued 2021 Château Batailley has classic, almost old school notes of leather, red and black fruits, tobacco, and dried herbs. This carries to a medium-bodied, firm, focused, yet balanced, attractive Pauillac that should round into form nicely over the course of its élevage. Its not one of the standouts in the vintage, yet I certainly wouldnt be surprised to see it end up being an outstanding wine, and it has lots of character.


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