2019 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

Château Batailley is an estate that’s incredibly prized by Bordeaux lovers. A fifth growth on Pauillac gravel, it’s a wine that’s worth securing on first release. This, the 2019, comes very highly recommended.

Critic score
95/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2045info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)

Tasting notes

More Pauillac character than the Lynch Moussas, this is where you get the characteristic slate, pencil lead and menthol against the beautiful rich cassis and a confident tannic frame. I've had a number of 2009 and 2010 vintages of Batailley recently that have totally sung at 10 years old and you can easily see that this vintage will deliver the same enjoyment.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)

The 2019 Batailley, picked 16 September until 7 October, has an impressive bouquet with plenty of concentration, though it manages to remain the traditional classic style associated with this Pauillac estate. Blackberry, forest floor and freshly rolled tobacco burst from the glass, demonstrating fine purity and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. I was most impressed by the balance and poise, almost as if it has a newfound sophistication very evident on the finish. This is a superb Batailley, one of the finest that I have encountered in recent years.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2020)

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