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    1
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020

The Story

Château Batailley, Grand Cru Classé 1855, is Borie-Manoux's and the Castéja-family's flagship. The name comes from the battle ("bataille") that took place there during the 100-years war in 1453. During this battle, the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour from the English troops, a crucial point for ending the 300 year long reign of the English in Aquitaine. In the 16th century, the first vines were planted on these historical and blood soaked grounds. Chateau Batailley's 6ha park was designed by Barillet-Deschamps, Napoleon III's park architect, in 1850. In 1855 Napoleon III created the classification for the Paris World exhibition, and Batailley was selected together with the 60 best Medoc Estates to form the Grand Cru Classé 1855 Classification.

 

A classic Pauillac wine with Cabernet Sauvignon predominant and 18 months oak ageing. Now 7 years after the vintage it is beginning to come round but will be even better after another 2 or 3 years.

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length.
  • 93p
Deep colour. Fresh dark cherry cedar cola aromas. Well-concentrated dark cherry cola chinotto flavours, fine looseknit chalky dry textures and some vanilla elements. Finishes gravelly firm with persistent cassis fruit. Some lovely roasted notes in the background. Very good density, richness and vinosity. 95 points
  • 96p
Full plum. Bright red and black fruit, good concentration, supple ripe, easy light fruit, this is nicely toasty, with good tension. The overall impression here is very good, up with the finest vintages. 90-92/100 2025- 2038
  • 91p

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Origin

Bordeaux, Pauillac

Other wines from this producer

Lions de Batailley

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93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with distinct fruit and fine spices, toasted oak, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well balanced with fine fruit and convincing length. "

1y 11h ago

96p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Deep colour. Fresh dark cherry cedar cola aromas. Well-concentrated dark cherry cola chinotto flavours, fine looseknit chalky dry textures and some vanilla elements. Finishes gravelly firm with persistent cassis fruit. Some lovely roasted notes in the background. Very good density, richness and vinosity. 95 points"

1y 11d ago

91p
 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Full plum. Bright red and black fruit, good concentration, supple ripe, easy light fruit, this is nicely toasty, with good tension. The overall impression here is very good, up with the finest vintages. 90-92/100 2025- 2038"

1y 14d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 14d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with distinct fruit and fine spices, toasted oak, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate in the background. On the palate well balanced with fine fruit and convincing length. "

1y 14d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

93p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Batailley 2015  ( Château Batailley )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackberries and sweet elderberries, blackcurrants, mulberries, vanilla, mild spices. On the palate well structured with expressive fruit, elegant spiciness and excellent length. "

1y 15d ago

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