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Château Batailley
Château Batailley is one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux, dating from the 15th century. This Fifth Classified Growth is known for producing wines of consistently high quality and excellent value in a classic Pauillac style. The vineyard sits on a plateau at the southern end of Pauillac, on the site of a battle between the French and the English during the Hundred Years War – hence the name ‘Batailley’. The estate has been owned by the Borie family since 1932, and is currently in the hands of family-members Denise and Emile Castèja of the famous negociants Borie-Manoux, which also owns Château Lynch-Moussas, Château Trotte Vieille and Domaine de l’Église. Château Batailley, considered to be the jewel in the family crown, is now managed by son Philippe Castèja and grandson Frédéric

Winemaker Notes

Philippe Castèja

Château Batailley

by Philippe Castèja
For years, Château Batailley has enjoyed a reputation as a reliable, well-priced Pauillac. Over the last 15-20 years, however, there has been a much greater emphasis on the quality of the fruit. The result has been wines of decidedly more finesse – still in the classic Pauillac style, and still one of the best value Classified Growth at any level