Chateau Batailley Pauillac Cinquieme Cru – 2005

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Chateau Batailley




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau Batailley


Chateau Batailley






Cinquieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2045

Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting at the château, the 2005 Batailley continues to be an excellent Pauillac that I suspect is overshadowed by some of its more illustrious and, let's not forget, more expensive neighbors. Here, it has an effervescent bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit and superb mineralité. This is extremely well focused, with hints of rose petal...

...emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannin than in previous years. I feel there is still some oak to be fully absorbed, so don't be afraid to cellar this 2005 for another four or five years; but, even at this early stage, you can appreciate its precision on the graphite-infused finish. The 2005 Batailley is where the estate began its upward swing that is continuing to this day. Tasted April 2016.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2015-2035

Renowned Bordeaux oenologist, Denis Dubourdiu, oversees the winemaking at all of the properties owned by Philippe Casteja, which includes Batailley. Their 2005, one of the finest efforts this estate has yet produced, is backward, tannic, and almost primordial in style. Built for the long-term, it offers plenty of sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with smoke, cedar, and earth notes. Full-bodied and powerful, it is an old style Pauillac with well-integrated acidity as well as sweet but elevated tannins. Give it 7-8 years of bottle age, and drink it between 2015-2035.

Tasted: 05/01/2006
Author: Stephen Tanzer

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Tasted: 17/02/2011
Drink: 2014-2024

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Area under vines: 55 hectares
Soils: Gravel pure
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Planting density: 8000 vines/ha
Production: 300 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 55% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 70%
  • Merlot 25%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

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Chateau Batailley, Pauillac, France

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12x75cl DP £ 375 £ 550
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6x150cl DP £ 580 £ 350
6x150cl IB £ 360
6x75cl DP £ 195 £ 225

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