Château Batailley

Château Batailley

It is not often the words "Pauillac" and "good value" are found in the same sentence, but this can certainly be said about the Fifth Cru Classé, Château Batailley. With roots dating as far back as the 1400s, Château Batailley took its name from the word “bataille” (meaning battle), in memory of a battle in 1453 where French troops succeeded in re-capturing Château Latour from the English. Eventually acquired by famed Bordeaux négociant Daniel Guestier in 1816, who aggressively increased Batailley’s acreage with more plots adjacent to Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste, Château Batailley’s reputation climbed steadily and after changing hands a few times, had part of the estate branching off as Château Haut Batailley.

 

Today, Château Batailley owns 60 hectares of vines planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot making up the remaining. Vines are, on average, 40 years of age and grow on soils consisting of gravel, clay and sand with a maximum elevation of 27 metres.

 

One of the most reliable wines from the Left Bank, Château Batailley is a wine to turn to for a classic taste of Bordeaux at a non-stratospheric price.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Batailley 1985 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €211.95
1985

Batailley 1985 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (86)

Not surprisingly, the 1985 Batailley has the ripeness of the vintage well displayed, but also carries the Batailley firmness and tannic toughness as personality traits. It is well made, reserved, and stylish. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted, 4/90.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 14 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 15 86 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €211.95
Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,094.17
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,094.17
Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,604.08
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x900cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,604.08
Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €328.64
2014

Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €328.64
Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)
Inc. TAX: €729.60
2016

Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €729.60
Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €753.28
2018

Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €753.28
Batailley 2018 (3x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €377.84
2018

Batailley 2018 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 3 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €377.84
Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €371.84
2019

Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €371.84
Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €314.24
2019

Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €314.24
Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €455.84
2020

Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €455.84
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €302.24
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €302.24
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Batailley 1985 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €174.00
1985

Batailley 1985 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (86)

Not surprisingly, the 1985 Batailley has the ripeness of the vintage well displayed, but also carries the Batailley firmness and tannic toughness as personality traits. It is well made, reserved, and stylish. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted, 4/90.
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 14 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 15 86 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €174.00
Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)
In Bond: €2,515.00
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,515.00
Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)
In Bond: €1,305.00
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x900cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,305.00
Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €258.00
2014

Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €258.00
Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)
In Bond: €587.00
2016

Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €587.00
Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €596.00
2018

Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €596.00
Batailley 2018 (3x150cl)
In Bond: €299.00
2018

Batailley 2018 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 3 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €299.00
Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)
In Bond: €294.00
2019

Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €294.00
Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €246.00
2019

Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €246.00
Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)
In Bond: €364.00
2020

Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €364.00
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €236.00
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €236.00

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