The 2004 Batailley has long been one of the "hidden pleasures" of the vintage. A pure bouquet with blackberry, cedar and a touch of kirsch. Medium-bodied with a structured, slightly austere entry before opening up nicely to reveal plenty of black fruit and quite a dense structure. (Neal Martin, Jul 2018)
Chateau Batailly is one of the oldest Bordeaux estates, dating from the early 1400s, and taking it's name from a famous battle which took place in 1452, during the Hundred Years War. The Estate split in 1942, with the smaller portion taking the name Chateau Haut Batailley.
The 60 hectares of vineyard are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Cabernet Franc,Petit Verdot|