Château Batailley 2022, Pauillac


Recommended - Low Stock


Delivery 2025

Appellation - Pauillac

Owner - Borie family

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 0% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

Annual production – 13,000 Cases

Second wine - Lions de Batailley

Philippe Casteja compares 2022 to 1947. He says that these have been the 2 warmest summers of the last 100 years. In a tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II, this wine will have a special black and gold bottle for those who buy it en primeur - referencing her wedding to Prince Phillip in 1947 and the serving of Batailley 1947 at their silver wedding anniversary.

Philippe commented " A few days before harvesting this superb wine, we learned with amazement of the disappearance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This news particularly struck us because if the Palace has regularly served Château Batailley, it was with the 1947 vintage that it celebrated its silver wedding anniversary with Prince Philip. To mark our thanks to the Queen, it seemed natural to us to dedicate this 2022 vintage in style and at temperatures close to 1947 to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in memory of her friendship for France, Bordeaux, and our wines."

A very tight and typical Batailley with medium to full body, linear and racy tannins, which are pure and focused. Spicy finish. Compacted.
James Suckling,, April 2023

The 2022 Batailley is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes galloping out with energetic notes of crushed blackcurrants, Morello cherries, and fresh, juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar, licorice, lavender, and garrigue. The medium-bodied palate delivers taut, muscular black fruits with loads of spicy sparks and a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and mineral-laced. pH 3.7.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

You can't ignore the construction of the tannins here, but there is a plenty of juice in between and this is a gorgeous Batailley. On brand Pauillac, as it so often is, delivering slate, liquorice, energy, cassis, blackberry, orange peel, cardamom, black pepper, graphite, grip. Classic balance also, you don't feel you are in an extreme vintage here. Two thirds of the production is in the first wine of Batailley in this vintage. 55% new oak. A label in honour of Queen Elizabeth II also...
Jane Anson,, May 2023

An especially strong effort for this estate, the 2022 Batailley exhibits aromas of dark berries, cassis, licorice and sweet soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and layered palate. It's a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot.
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (266), April 2023

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