2015 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

Made from 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Château Batailley has outstanding fruit purity and freshness, with juicy tannins and a plush yet floral finish. Batailley have introduced a second wine in 2015, and this will only improve the quality of the Grand Vin yet further.

Critic score
90.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£42.38
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£45.62
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£273.72

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    77% Cabernet Sauvignon
    20% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2015 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

Wow. The shows a new level of excellence with mint, mineral and currant character. Full body, super fine tannins and a savory finish. New definition here. Precision. New second wine from this estate moved up the quality.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2016)
94—95/100

48 hl/ha. Very dark crimson. Attractive fresh minerality. Many steps up from Lions de Batailley. Racy and quite muscular. Not very intense but well balanced and with sufficient energy.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2016)
16.5/20
Decanter (April 2016)
90/100

The 2015 Batailley is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot cropped at 48 hl/ha picked between 17-30 September. Matured in around 55-60% new oak, it has a very focused, intense bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cedar and mineral notes, perhaps a little Margaux-like in style as those violets blossom with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, a touch of white pepper here lending edginess, gradually building to a very composed and structured finish. This is an excellent Batailley, meliorated by the introduction of a second wine, that continues the upswing in quality over the last six or seven years. I would not be surprised if this settles at the top of my banded score once in bottle.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com (April 2016)
93—95/100