2021 Batailley (Pauillac)

76% Cabernet Sauvignon/20% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc/2% Petit Verdot. Whilst many properties suffered from frost and mildew in 2021, Batailley was untroubled by either, and from this cool vintage Frederic Casteja has fashioned a very classically proportioned Batailley - think cassis, plum, cedar and tobacco leaf. There is a an attractive menthol touch on the finish. It has the energy and structure to age very gracefully. (NT 12/05/22)
Origin
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
90-92 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2022
92-94 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2022
92 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2022
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2021 Batailley (Pauillac)

Media Reviews

William Kelley

The 2021 Batailley shows promise, exhibiting aromas of cassis, plums, licorice, cigar wrapper, loamy soil and dark chocolate, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and charming palate built around ripe, powdery tannins. Supple and giving, it will offer a broad drinking window. 90-92 points

Neil Martin

The 2021 Batailley was picked September 30 to October 15 and matured in 55–60% new oak. It has a well-defined, focused bouquet, a quintessential Pauillac nose of black fruit infused with cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of black pepper on the entry and delivers good depth and fine grip. This is a Batailley with commendable stuffing for the vintage and it fans out with gusto on the finish. It might not be the best Pauillac in 2021, yet I bet you won’t find better value for money, notwithstanding its underestimated propensity to age. 92-94 points

Neal Martin

The 2021 Batailley was picked September 30 to October 15 and matured in 55–60% new oak. It has a well-defined, focused bouquet, a quintessential Pauillac nose of black fruit infused with cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of black pepper on the entry and delivers good depth and fine grip. This is a Batailley with commendable stuffing for the vintage and it fans out with gusto on the finish. It might not be the best Pauillac in 2021, yet I bet you won’t find better value for money, notwithstanding its underestimated propensity to age. 92-94 points

Jane Anson

Stands out in the appellation, with density through the mid palate, and Pauillac signature coming through in the pencil lead, graphite and cassis notes. This is a good quality wine with a touch of blackcurrant bud and earth reflecting the cooler temperatures of the year, but plenty of depth and ageing potential. Tasted twice. 92 points

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