Château Batailley Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 1996

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Château Batailley Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 1996

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 15%, Petit Verdot 2%, Cabernet Franc 1%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Batailley

Tasting notes - A beautifully smooth and elegant wine showing classic notes of cedar, sweet blackcurrant, raspberry coulis, and fruitcake with smoky nuances of tobacco and licorice. Abundant sweet tannins and a good full-bodied structure surround the depth and complexity of flavors through to a long, harmonious finish. 

 

Château Batailley Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 1996

A complex and elegant Bordeaux showing classic cigar
box and cedar notes preluding an opulent palate with
nuances of chocolate and savoury roast meat, long, fine
and sustained.
Producer Note
The vineyards of Batailley today comprise about 60 hectares, dominated by Cabernet
Sauvignon. Batailley is the flagship of the family Castéja and Borie-Manoux. The name is
derived from a battle fought on this territory during the 100-year war in the 14th
century. Batailley's wine is an intensive Pauillac typically with blackcurrant and a robust
body. The wine continues to obtain very high rankings and recommendations from the
international wine press.
Vineyard
Château Batailley is one of the oldest Estates in Pauillac. Its name goes back to the last
battle of the Hundred Years' war in Medoc, which took place on the plateau that
descends to Château Latour. The house, which was remodelled in the XVIIIth century,
is surrounded by a beautiful park of six hectares, designed by the famous Barillet
Deschamps. The area under vine is 58 hectares and the average age of the vines is 40
years. The vineyard faces the Château on a beautiful gravel plateau. This great soil of
thin gravel has natural drainage, which makes it perfect for growing Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The vines are pruned according to the double
Guyot method and the vines are cultivated according to sustainable viticulture with
reduced spraying, de-leafing, cropping thinning and strict control of yields on a plot
by plot basis.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested with great care and vinified for four weeks in stainless
steel vats under temperature-controlled conditions. The wine was aged in French oak
barrels, 60% of which were new, for a period of 18 months, before being bottled at the
Château.
Tasting Note
A beautifully smooth and elegant wine showing classic notes of cedar, sweet
blackcurrant, raspberry coulis and fruitcake with smoky nuances of tobacco and
liquorice. Abundant sweet tannins and a good full-bodied structure surround the depth
and complexity of flavours through to a long, harmonious finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 15%, Petit Verdot 2%, Cabernet Franc 1%

 

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Vintage 1996
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