Chateau Batailley is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc and played host to a critical point in the development of the Aquitaine region. In fact, Chateau Batailley is derived from the memories of battles, in French "batailles", that took place on the estate circa 1452 during the Hundred Years War. A few short years later, the first vines were planted on this one time battlefield. Like most Bordeaux estates, Chateau Batailley has a long and complex history. But in 1932, the Borie family, owners of negociant Borie-Manoux, purchased the estate and it has remained with this prominent Bordeaux family since that time.
Today this Fifth Growth covers an area of 60 hectares planted with three varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A terroir composed of gravel, clay and sandy soils, Chateau Batailley displays the classic Pauillac style; full-bodied, tannic and an encompassing suppleness with notes of delicate oak after a few years of aging. It expresses a dark ruby color and shows pronounced notes of cassis.