2016 Chateau Batailley, 5th Growth Pauillac (1 x Double Magnum)

France Bordeaux Pauillac

The 2016 Batailley just screams Pauillac on the nose - it could not come from anywhere else. Lovely tobacco and pencil box notes infuse the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious and less rustic than the Batailley of yesteryear, while maintaining its classic DNA. This is a superb wine from the Castèja family and should give many years of pleasure after several years in the cellar.

2016 Chateau Batailley, 5th Growth Pauillac (1 x Double Magnum)

The 2016 Batailley just screams Pauillac on the nose - it could not come from anywhere else. Lovely tobacco and pencil box notes infuse the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious and less rustic than the Batailley of yesteryear, while maintaining its classic DNA. This is a superb wine from the Castèja family and should give many years of pleasure after several years in the cellar.

France Bordeaux Pauillac
Producer Chateau Batailley
Sub-Region Pauillac
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
Style Medium-Full, Dry

Free delivery on orders over £100 to mainland UK addresses. More information on delivery and collection options can be found here.

Wines and spirits purchased from Jeroboams can be stored in our temperature-controlled warehouse. To find out more information about cellaring, please visit our Storage page

Vinous

The 2016 Batailley has an attractive, meaty bouquet with more red fruit than black, unlike many of its peers. With aeration it appears to gain more floral notes and lift. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, linear and focused, offering pencil lead, cedar and light spicy notes toward the conservative, controlled finish. A mocha-tinged aftertaste emanates from the oak. Good potential, but it needs time. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.

93+ Points / Drinking 2022 - 2050

By Neal Martin / August 2020

Vinous

The 2016 Batailley just screams Pauillac on the nose – it could not come from anywhere else. Lovely tobacco and pencil box notes infuse the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious and less rustic than the Batailley of yesteryear, while maintaining its classic DNA. This is a superb wine from the Castèja family and should give many years of pleasure after several years in the cellar.

94 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2050

By Neal Martin / January 2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Batailley is a blend of 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 50h hectoliters per hectare. Matured in 60% new oak. It has an intense graphite infused bouquet with fine delineation, some freshly picked Pauillac mint coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that grip the mouth insistently; with graphite and tobacco-infused black fruit dominating, this a classically styled Batailley in the vein of previous vintages with the elegance coming through towards the finish. This is one of those wines that grows on you, perhaps not as easy or as charming to taste as other Pauillac 2016s at this stage, but knowing this property well, I know how it can blossom when it matters, which is when you and I drink it.

93-95 Points / Drinking 2022 - 2050

By Neal Martin / April 2017