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Château Batailley Pauillac 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 1998

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £40 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/134247. Pauillac is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Pauillac and a few clearly marked parcels outside it. Pauillac is located on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 25 miles north of the City of Bordeaux and is one of the Bordeaux region's more prestigious appellations with 18 classed growths in the 1855 classification including three first growths Chateau Batailley was a fifth growth in that classification.It consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot,3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot and spent 18 months in oak barrels.The average vine age is 40 years.I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blueberry and blackberry style fruit with overtones of licorice,coffee and smoke and soft but structured tannins.In short,this is a beautiful wine that did not show its age at all..

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Château Batailley:
The name of this estate refers to one of the battles of the Hundred Years War that was fought here in 1452. The first vines were planted in the 16th century and in the 1855 classification it became a fifth growth.In 1932 it was bought by brothers Marcel and Francois Borie who split it in 1942. Marcel got the larger share plus the Chateau while Francois's share became known as Chateau Haut... Read more
The name of this estate refers to one of the battles of the Hundred Years War that was fought here in 1452. The first vines were planted in the 16th century and in the 1855 classification it became a fifth growth.In 1932 it was bought by brothers Marcel and Francois Borie who split it in 1942. Marcel got the larger share plus the Chateau while Francois's share became known as Chateau Haut-Batailley.Marcel's daughter married into the Casteja family so the estate eventually became a part of the Borie-Manoux empire and is run today by Philippe Casteja.There are 55 hectares under vine.There is a grand wine and in 2016 a second wine 'Lions de Batailley was introduced. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought this bottle of wine for £40 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/134247. Pauillac is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Pauillac and a few clearly marked parcels outside it. Pauillac is located on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 25 miles north of the City of Bordeaux and is one of the Bordeaux region's more prestigious appellations with 18 classed growths in the 1855 classification including three first growths Chateau Batailley was a fifth growth in that classification.It consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot,3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot and spent 18 months in oak barrels.The average vine age is 40 years.I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blueberry and blackberry style fruit with overtones of licorice,coffee and smoke and soft but structured tannins.In short,this is a beautiful wine that did not show its age at all..




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