Chateau Batailley

Chateau Batailley


Quintessential Pauillac. For many people, Batailley is their touchstone Bordeaux property, offering textbook lead pencil shavings, blackcurrant and cassis, tobacco, and a gravelly minerality. That gravelly note should be no surprise. The Batailley plateau sits on extremely deep gravel beds. The plateau and the chateau are both named for a battle that took place here in 1452, towards the end of the Hundred Years’ War. English troops, who had been holed up at nearby Latour, crossed the plateau on their retreat only to be routed by French soldiers. Relations are much friendlier these days. The en primeur label for 2022 Batailley adopted a smart (if sombre) black variation of their classic label, with a dedication in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Recent vintages have seen Batailley show finer tannins and a bit more gloss. The hand of consultant Denis Dubordieu is evident in the background. Pruning has been adapted, yields have been reduced, and the introduction of a second wine (Lions de Batailley) has enabled more selection. In the cellar, the number of steel and cement vats have doubled from 30 to 60 to enable much more precise vinification. Latterly the chateau has also adopted a relatively warm four-week post-fermentation maceration to encourage more supple tannin extraction while building body. It’s still quintessential Pauillac, it’s just more skilfully done than ever. (NT 11/08/23)

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2009 ready Batailley (Pauillac)
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12x 75cl 0 4 - £923.40 £76.95 Buy
2019 drink or keep Batailley (Pauillac)
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6x 75cl 0 3 - £299.70 £49.95 Buy
2020 drink or keep Batailley (Pauillac)
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12x 37.5cl 0 10 £190.00 £247.24 £22.95 Buy
2021 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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6x 75cl 11 0 £165.00 - - Buy
2021 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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12x 37.5cl 4 0 £177.00 - - Buy
2021 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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3x 150cl 1 0 £171.00 - - Buy
2022 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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6x 75cl 22 0 £186.00 - - Buy
2022 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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12x 37.5cl 3 0 £198.00 - - Buy
2022 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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3x 150cl 3 0 £192.00 - - Buy
2022 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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1x 300cl 3 0 £159.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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6x 75cl ep ep £162.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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12x 37.5cl ep ep £177.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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3x 150cl ep ep £168.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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1x 300cl ep ep £153.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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1x 600cl ep ep £276.00 - - Buy
2023 young Batailley (Pauillac)
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1x 900cl ep ep £484.00 - - Buy