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Château Batailley Pauillac

France
REGION
Bordeaux - Pauillac
SIZE
75cl
ABV
13.5%
VINTAGE
2012
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Grape Varieties: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
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TASTE 
Dense purple wine with loads of creme de cassis, blueberry notes, background forest floor and cedar, this is a strong effort from Batailley and may well usher in a new era for this fifth-growth chateau that is capable of producing great wine. The tannins are sweet and the wine has an opulence and richness that is rare for a Medoc in 2012. Drink it over the next 25 years.

PRODUCER 
The name Batailley boasts a long and proud history. The vineyard sits on a plateau to the west of Mouton Rothschild and is planted in the classic Pauillac wine appellation proportions with Cabernet Sauvignon the dominant varietal. The name is said to derive from a "bataille" fought 600 years ago between the French and the English on the same spot as the present property.
Château Batailley is owned by Denise and Emile Castèja of the famous negociants, Borie-Manoux and it is their son Philippe who now runs the business. For years Batailley enjoyed a reputation as a solid, reliable , well-priced Pauillac, well –liked by the British, but rarely achieving the heights of finesse and complexity of some of the other Pauillac classed Growths. Over the last 15 years or so ,however, there appears to have been a subtle change and we have noted a much greater emphasis on the quality of the fruit. The result has been wines of decidedly more finesse, but still true to their Pauillac roots.

WINERY
Vinification is fairly standard, with hand-harvested grapes fully de-stemmed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place partly in tank, partly in barrel, and the wine is then aged in 225-litre barriques, 60% new, for about 16 months before bottling,

Château Batailley is classified as a 5ème Cru Classé and is one of the best value wines in Pauillac.

VINEYARD
The 55 hectares of vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 2%) undulate on a deep gravel bed, underpinned by a clay & limestone subsoil.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 13.5%
Awards Press
Closure Cork
Size 75cl
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Vintage 2012
Location
Country France
Region Bordeaux - Pauillac
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