2022 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

2022 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac

New release

Tasted April 2023. This vintage Chateau Batailley has produced a special label commemorating the late Queen. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. 14.2% abv. 55% new barrels. This is classic Batailley, with powerful, dark, brooding fruit, bramble plum and blackcurrant. Vanilla, pencil box and clove on the nose too, then fresh and vibrant on the palate with savoury notes, spice and fresh cassis. Fresh and mineral on the finish.

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    75% Cabernet Sauvignon
    22% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2050info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)

Tasting notes

You can't ignore the construction of the tannins here, but there is a plenty of juice in between and this is a gorgeous Batailley. On brand Pauillac, as it so often is, delivering slate, liquorice, energy, cassis, blackberry, orange peel, cardamom, black pepper, graphite, grip. Classic balance also, you don't feel you are in an extreme vintage here. Two thirds of the production is in the first wine of Batailley in this vintage. 55% new oak. A label in honour of Queen Elizabeth II also...

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (May 2023)

Cassis, darker currants, tobacco, and some earthy goodness all emerge from the 2022 Château Batailley, a medium to full-bodied Pauillac with wonderful purity, a good spine of acidity, and ripe, integrated tannins. Based on 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, it's clearly an outstanding wine, if not more.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2023)

An especially strong effort for this estate, the 2022 Batailley exhibits aromas of dark berries, cassis, licorice and sweet soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and layered palate. It's a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Issue #266 (April 2023)

A very tight and typical Batailley with medium to full body, linear and racy tannins, which are pure and focused. Spicy finish. Compacted.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2023)

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