2020 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

The 2020 Batailley is true Pauillac. Dark blackcurrants on the nose, with lots of pencil shavings, and a structured yet beautifully refined palate. We can't wait to see how this ages: a smart purchase.

Critic score
94.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£36.58
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£219.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    70% Cabernet Sauvignon
    26% Merlot
    2% Cabernet Franc
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2042
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2020 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
94—95/100

Takes its time to unroll then shows sweetness to the black cherry and brambled blackberries fruits, followed by cigar, pencil lead and crushed stone. This is signature Batailley in that it has that essence-of-Pauillac feel. A delicious wine, such a great great drinking claret, really one to look out for in this vintage; already looking forward to drinking this in 10 years time. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 60% new oak. A yield of 42hl/ha.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
94/100

The 2020 Batailley is quintessential Pauillac on the nose of very focused black fruit infused with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Classic in style, this is lightly spiced, showing impressive depth toward the finish. This estate has enjoyed a good run of form in recent years and this 2020 continues that trend. If you love the style of Batailley, you will love this.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(93—95)/100

Dark fruit with cassis notes and a graphite edge. Fine attack, juicy and refreshing but backed by a firmness of structure behind. Solid, subdued and distinctly Pauillac. Still relative value. (JL)

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
17/20