Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Pauillac)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Batailley
Best Served: 15.5 Degrees Celsius. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Located south of Pauillac, Château Batailley is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. Batailley's vines are situated on a gravelly plateau that descends towards the Gironde. The superb soil has excellent natural drainage ideally suited to the estate's combination of premium grape varieties.The wines are well-structured with ripe tannin and a typical blackcurrant bouquet of Cabernet Sauvignon at its best. Belonging to the Castéja family, the vines are tended with the greatest of care and the wine is made in cellars with the latest equipment. This technological capacity perfectly complements a first-class terroir fully worth of its classification as a great growth in the 1855 classification
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
An attractive nose of creme de cassis, earth and oak jumps from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. A classic, impressive effort from the Casteja family, this 2011 transcends the vintage character, and is an unqualified success as well as a major sleeper of the vintage. Structured, rich, medium to full-bodied, pure and layered, it should be at its finest in 3-4 years, and keep for two decades.
Food Matches: Chateau Batailley is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Batailley is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.