Ch Batailley is reliably good and this vintage is no exception.
Fresh blackcurrants on the nose and fine raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with an earthy minerality. Dense fruit, ripe tanins and a wonderfuly finish.
Ablend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Parker rated 95-
Jancis Robinson's revue
Dark crimson. Savory nose and beautifully balanced with nothing out of line. Restrained and not quite unfurled but utterly convincing. Everything is tucked in there. Classic 2005 – very solid and chewy – but with great fruit buried there too. Jancis Robinson
Our best selling claret. Approachable blackcurrant fruit, a fine balance of tannin. Acidity and fruit in a great vintage.
The Chateau is located partly in the commune of CISSAC adjacent to Pauillac and partly on the plateau of VERTHEUIL contiguous with Saint-Estèphe.
The plantings are 58% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and these make up the wines to a greater or lesser extent according to the harvest.
A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. Drink 2017-2037.
||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015
Black fruits and toast aromas. Big and tannic, medium purple in colour with an expressive, youthful nose of liquorice, roasted coffee, ripe plums and slight chocolate . A wine with elegant and smooth drive. Well-layered and complex with flavours being very well integrated.
This small estate has been handed down from mother to daughter for 3 generations and is currently tended by Corinne Baudouin who is involved from prunning the vine to the bottling !
Dark purple with aroma of black fruits with touches of dark chocolate, violets and plum - very margaux. Rounded on the palate with fine tannins and satisfying finish!
A blend of 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec