Quality continues to climb at Batailley, thanks to the Castéja family`s continued investment and attention to detail in vineyard and winery. With guidance for many years from Professor Denis Dubourdieu of Bordeaux University (consultant here from 2001 until his untimely death in 2016), a policy of gently simmering the wine beneath its grape-skin cap, after the tumultuous fermentation, was introduced – to help build the wine’s body. The 2019 is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, ageing 60% in new barrels. Colour is impressively deep, aromas being ripe and multilayered, combining floral cassis and cedar. Palate shows dense, powerful fruit, with beautiful freshness, fine, harmonious tannins, elegant length and superb potential (for drinking 2025-2040+).
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