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)
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
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Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
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92-94 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2022
93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, November 2023
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

Neal Martin

The 2021 Batailley almost revels in a cooler, challenging vintage like this. It has a well-defined, clean, fresh, classically styled bouquet, with a pencil shaving-infused black fruit aromatic profile that could only come from Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, very harmonious with white pepper and sage, gently building in the mouth toward a cohesive, long, graphite-tinged finish. This is a Batailley that feels comfortable in its own skin. I suspect it has 25-30 years of drinking pleasure to give. 93 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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