The estate has enjoyed a solid reputation for years and wine critics have been rather impress with the refined and complex wines produced on site. Chateau Batailley is seen as an affordable ‘true Pauillac’ style.
Nose has started to open and reveals mulberry, wild strawberry and leather aromas with a touch of minerality. A refined and well balanced Pauillac with fine tannin.
Impressive depth to the wine from the outset with a gently smoky edge to the ripe blackberries, blueberries and red plums. Some attractive spicy oak here, too. The mid-weight palate has a very composed and linear shape with a long, succulent and regal finish. Great polish and balance here; the structure is superb. Try from 2022.- 95 pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com