2008 Chateau Batailley | Friarwood Fine Wines

2008 Chateau Batailley

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pauillac
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Also available: 2016 Vintage

ABOUT THE WINE
Chateau Batailley is Borie-Manoux's and the Casteja-family's flagship. The name is derived from the battle (bataille) that took place where the chateau and vineyard are today during the Hundred Years War, around 1453. Vinification is fairly standard, with hand-harvested grapes fully de-stemmed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place partly in tank, partly in barrel, and the wine is then aged in new French oak, 60% new, for about 16 months before bottling. Since 1995, subtle changes have seen the wines achieve more delicacy and purity of fruit-character, resulting in wines of greater finesse which still remain true to their Pauillac roots.

TASTING NOTES
Crisp, bright red fruits; pepper and cassis on a medium-bodied palate. Hefty tannins will subside after 2022, but decanting will allow this wine to display its exceptional quality in the shorter term if temptation cannot be deferred.

FOOD PAIRING
Chateau Batailley is best served with classic meat dishes: veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, and roasted, braised and grilled vegetable dishes. It can also pair well with Asian dishes and hearty fish courses like tuna-steak.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
This wine never stops to surprise, glass after glass.

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