Château Batailley 2016 : a Pauillac with an elegant finish
Château Batailley is a 5th Classified Growth of 1855 produced in the Pauillac appellation. The vineyard, which covers an area of 57 hectares, is on average 40 years old and planted on siliceous and gravelly soils. The wine is aged in barrels (60% in new barrels). The Château Batailley 2016 blends 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Upon tasting, the Château Batailley 2016 reveals a nose with graphite aromas due to the gravelly terroir of the property. After aeration, one can distinguish notes of wild herbs (fresh mint in particular). On the palate, the wine reveals firm and bold tannins, as well as tasty mineral touches (graphite) and black fruits (blackberries) mixed with infused tobacco. On the finish, the Château Batailley 2016 is extremely elegant.