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.
The 2016 Batailley just screams "Pauillac" on the nose - it could not come from anywhere else. Lovely tobacco and pencil box notes infuse the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious and less rustic than the Batailley of yesteryear, while maintaining its classic DNA. This is a superb wine from the Castèja family and should give many years of pleasure after several years in the cellar. Drink 2022-2050- 94 pts Neal Martin, vinous.com