Château Batailley

Château Batailley

It is not often the words "Pauillac" and "good value" are found in the same sentence, but this can certainly be said about the Fifth Cru Classé, Château Batailley. With roots dating as far back as the 1400s, Château Batailley took its name from the word “bataille” (meaning battle), in memory of a battle in 1453 where French troops succeeded in re-capturing Château Latour from the English. Eventually acquired by famed Bordeaux négociant Daniel Guestier in 1816, who aggressively increased Batailley’s acreage with more plots adjacent to Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste, Château Batailley’s reputation climbed steadily and after changing hands a few times, had part of the estate branching off as Château Haut Batailley.

 

Today, Château Batailley owns 60 hectares of vines planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot making up the remaining. Vines are, on average, 40 years of age and grow on soils consisting of gravel, clay and sand with a maximum elevation of 27 metres.

 

One of the most reliable wines from the Left Bank, Château Batailley is a wine to turn to for a classic taste of Bordeaux at a non-stratospheric price.

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18 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Batailley 1962 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £184.80
1962

Batailley 1962 (1x75cl)
As per photos ,1873200 - Repack, low level, damaged cap, stained and damaged label Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £184.80
Batailley 1983 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £150.00
1983

Batailley 1983 (2x75cl)
As per photos ,1819954 - Repack, Low levels, Damaged labels Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £150.00
Batailley 1999 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £726.00
1999

Batailley 1999 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (86)

This wine is dark ruby-colored, with medium body and notes of weedy black currants intermixed with earth and saddle leather. It has moderate tannin and a firm finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012.
As per photos ,1950411 - Damaged cap and low level Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 86 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £726.00
Batailley 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £752.14
2009

Batailley 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Blackberry, dark chocolate and currants on the nose, follow through to a full body, with beautifully polished tannins and a long caressing finish. Fresh and refined. Best ever from here. Always excellent value. Try after 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £752.14
Batailley 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £829.20
2010

Batailley 2010 (12x75cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
As per photos ,1658441 - Damaged case at the back 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £829.20
Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,639.48
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,639.48
Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,366.54
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x900cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,366.54
Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £275.27
2014

Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £275.27
Batailley 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £794.14
2015

Batailley 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Wow. The shows a new level of excellence with mint, mineral and currant character. Full body, super fine tannins and a savory finish. New definition here. Precision. New second wine from this estate moved up the quality.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £794.14
Batailley 2015 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £580.62
2015

Batailley 2015 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Wow. The shows a new level of excellence with mint, mineral and currant character. Full body, super fine tannins and a savory finish. New definition here. Precision. New second wine from this estate moved up the quality.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £580.62
Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £617.82
2016

Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £617.82
Batailley 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £555.34
2017

Batailley 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Filled with Pauillac signature of method and cassis on the nose, this feels polished and textured, layered with liquorice and coffee beans, with smoked, burnished oak flavours that help elongate the palate. Batailley is invariably an extremely drinkable Pauillac that delivers over the medium to long term, and this is an enjoyable and approachable wine in 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 6 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £555.34
Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £642.94
2018

Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £642.94
Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £315.47
2019

Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £315.47
Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £272.27
2019

Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £272.27
Batailley 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £466.66
2020

Batailley 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £466.66
Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £388.67
2020

Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £388.67
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £257.87
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £257.87
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Batailley 1962 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £154.00
1962

Batailley 1962 (1x75cl)
As per photos ,1873200 - Repack, low level, damaged cap, stained and damaged label Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £154.00
Batailley 1983 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £125.00
1983

Batailley 1983 (2x75cl)
As per photos ,1819954 - Repack, Low levels, Damaged labels Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 - In Bond: £125.00
Batailley 1999 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £605.00
1999

Batailley 1999 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (86)

This wine is dark ruby-colored, with medium body and notes of weedy black currants intermixed with earth and saddle leather. It has moderate tannin and a firm finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012.
As per photos ,1950411 - Damaged cap and low level Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 86 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £605.00
Batailley 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £600.00
2009

Batailley 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Blackberry, dark chocolate and currants on the nose, follow through to a full body, with beautifully polished tannins and a long caressing finish. Fresh and refined. Best ever from here. Always excellent value. Try after 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £600.00
Batailley 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £691.00
2010

Batailley 2010 (12x75cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
As per photos ,1658441 - Damaged case at the back 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £691.00
Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)
In Bond: £2,146.00
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x1800cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,146.00
Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)
In Bond: £1,112.00
2010

Batailley 2010 (1x900cl)

Vinous (90-93 )

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc; 13.5% alcohol) Bright, dark red. Floral, fruity aromas of red berries, plum, red cherry and minerals, with the fruit element intensifying with aeration. In the mouth, bright red berry and sweet spice flavors are joined by a strong mineral quality and lifted by sound, harmonious acidity. Finishes light and lively, with good length and smooth tannins, but this wine has real substance and sneaky concentration.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x900cl 1 90-93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,112.00
Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £216.00
2014

Batailley 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £216.00
Batailley 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £635.00
2015

Batailley 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Wow. The shows a new level of excellence with mint, mineral and currant character. Full body, super fine tannins and a savory finish. New definition here. Precision. New second wine from this estate moved up the quality.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £635.00
Batailley 2015 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £466.00
2015

Batailley 2015 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

Wow. The shows a new level of excellence with mint, mineral and currant character. Full body, super fine tannins and a savory finish. New definition here. Precision. New second wine from this estate moved up the quality.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £466.00
Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £497.00
2016

Batailley 2016 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

I thought the 2015 defined the new Batailley, but this is fantastic. Full-bodied and so tannic and powerful. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and spices. Excellent finish. Very muscular. Tight and precise.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £497.00
Batailley 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £436.00
2017

Batailley 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Filled with Pauillac signature of method and cassis on the nose, this feels polished and textured, layered with liquorice and coffee beans, with smoked, burnished oak flavours that help elongate the palate. Batailley is invariably an extremely drinkable Pauillac that delivers over the medium to long term, and this is an enjoyable and approachable wine in 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 6 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £436.00
Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £509.00
2018

Batailley 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is very structured and dense with lots of fruit and tannin, yet it’s tight and long. Linear and racy. Muscular.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £509.00
Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £249.50
2019

Batailley 2019 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £249.50
Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £213.50
2019

Batailley 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

A very cabernet-driven red with currants, light cedar, vanilla and flowers. It’s full-bodied, tight and powerful. Impressive finish. Classic. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £213.50
Batailley 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £362.10
2020

Batailley 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £362.10
Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £310.50
2020

Batailley 2020 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £310.50
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £201.50
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £201.50

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