Marks and reviews
The name Château Batailley refers to the Hundred Years' War, a battle of which was fought in 1453 on the estate's land. Château Batailley became a wine estate in the 17th century. This 5th Cru Classé in 1855 is produced in the Pauillac appellation, on Bordeaux’s Left Bank.
This Château Batailley 2022 is a Pauillac wine from a 60-hectare vineyard, where vines are planted on silica and gravel soils.
This 2022 vintage has a label that pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; the Château Batailley 1947 vintage was tasted at her silver wedding anniversary with Prince Philip.
A particularly dry winter preceded a spring in which an intense frost episode at the beginning of April spared the vineyard. In mid-May, flowering was rapid and uniform. Alternating heat, rain and thunderstorms, the month of June gave way to a very hot and dry summer. 2022 was thus recognised as the hottest year since 1947. Concentrated and small in size, the berries revealed great quality and a beautiful aromatic richness. Despite the low yields, this 2022 vintage seduces with its deep colour and ideally concentrated aromas.
Winemaking and ageing
The wine is aged exclusively in barrels (55% new, 45% one wine).
Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (22%) and Petit Verdot (3%).
The wine is a beautiful dark colour.
Intense, the nose gives off intense fruity (black fruit), spicy and organic fragrances.
Ample and smooth, the palate delights with its tannic structure, its fruity aromas and its creamy finish.