2018 - Ch Batailley 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 CH BATAILLEY 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Batailley
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2024 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £408.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    In contrast to some estates this vintage Ch Batailley had very healthy yields at 50 hl/ha. This is no bad thing as the wine has really benefitted producing a very relaxed and easy style of wine with lots of dark currants and cassis. This has nicely balanced intensity, with subtle cappuccino oak flavours. A really rewarding style, with excellent structure and a bright fresh lively finish. Drink 2024 -2036

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, May 2019,
    Score: 91-94

    The 2018 Batailley is powerful and resonant in the glass, with terrific textural richness and plenty of underlying structure as well. Lavender, rose petal, mint and spice infuse a rich, sumptuous Pauillac loaded with personality. Tasted two times.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2018 Batailley is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up bright Morello cherries, black raspberries and redcurrant notes over a cassis and plum preserves core with a waft of dried mint. Full-bodied with a good core of juicy fruit, it has approachable, ripe tannins and a lively lift to the finish.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2019,
    Score: 94-95

    This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2019,
    Score: 94

    This has a less luxurious feel than some Pauillacs but it has an effortless to it that is not always the case in 2018 and still with the traditional edge of the appellation that you want from these estates with menthol, eucalyptus and cigar typicity. It has firm tannins with clear signs of well-controlled extractions and presents as rich purple with violet edging. I have had the 2009 vintage of Batailley a few times recently, and there is something here of the same generosity of spirit to the brambly fruits, with lovely juice running through what are clearly fairly hefty tannins. I'll be very surprised if this is not an exceptionally enjoyable bottle to open in eight to 10 years’ time. Great stuff from owners Philippe and Frederic Casteja. A yield of 52hl/ha. 3.6pH. Drinking Window 2027 - 2038

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2019,
    Score: 17

    Ripe and robust with juicy black fruit and decent depth this is a clean and perfectly balanced Batailley with crisp tannins and a neat finish. While a little monotonal I like the freshness and flavour and I can see it appealing earlier in its life than in a cooler vintage.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2019,
    Score: 89-92

    Plum and cassis notes are melded with soft tobacco and toast accents, ending with a slightly dusty feel on the finish. Gently expressive, in a vintage where concentration and energy are the norm.

  • JH

    Julia Harding, April 2019,
    Score: 16

    Black core, purple rim. Cedary blackcurrant and already quite expressive. A note of dark chocolate over the fruit. Surprisingly smooth tannins, obviously carefully handled. Still chewy but not tough. Should come together. Drink 2026-2036

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Producer

Château Batailley

Known historically as one of the "forgotten" châteaux of the Médoc, Château Batailley is also one with great potential. Owned by the Castéja family, Batailley has been managed by Borie-Manoux, a leading Bordelais négociant, since the 1960s. For many years it was not traded amongst traditional Bordeaux circles which contributed to its lesser known stature. This has changed only over the past couple of years. For some time now, Château Batailley has represented one of the best values in Bordeaux. Traditional and stylish, it often embodies the quintessential Pauillac spirit offering distinguished aromas of cedar box, and cassis enveloped in a finely structured yet fresh palate.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.