2014 Chateau Batailley

2014 Chateau Batailley

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  • Type: Still red
  • Grape: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Full-bodied and elegant
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Sub-region: Pauillac
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ABOUT THE WINE
Chateau Batailley is Borie-Manoux’s and the Castéja-family’s flagship winery. One of the oldest estates in the Médoc the name is derived from the battle (“bataille”) that took place during the Hundred Years’ War and where the chateau and vineyard are sited today. The estate is currently experimenting with biodynamic farming techniques on a 5- hectare parcel and overall 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 60% new French oak 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
Elegant and an approachable vintage with crunchy raspberry coulis, a backbone of freshness, and a richness that shows itself on the finish with licorice and spicy cedar. No need to wait extended periods to enjoy this wine...

FOOD PAIRING
From veal to pork, beef to duck - roasted, braised or grilled – this wine loves to partner the savoury umami of classic meat dishes. Perhaps surprisingly it can also pair well with robust Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like seared tuna-steak and full flavoured vegetable gratins.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
This wine will never cease to surprise, glass after glass, and is unquestionably moreish. Drinking beautifully now but still retains some solid ageing potential.

WHAT IS THE CUT OFF DATE FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
For delivery outside of the M25: Sunday, December 12th, 11:59pm
For delivery within the M25: Sunday, December 19th, 11:59pm
Please note, any orders beyond the above cut-off dates will be delivered January 3rd, 2021 and onwards. 
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from our Parsons Green or Wimbledon Village Shop. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders under £100 and are free above £100. UK mainland next day deliveries will cost £25 for orders under £250 and are free for orders above £250.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 2PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.
WHAT IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MY ORDER?
Please contact Friarwood if you have any issue with your order. Either call us on 020 7736 2628, or email info@friarwood.com
WHAT IF I AM NOT AT HOME?
The delivery company will make up to three attempts to deliver the order. Each time they will leave a card. If the wines cannot be delivered, the parcel will be available for collection at the courier local depot for a few days. After that period of time, the parcel will be returned to Friarwood.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND WINE OUTSIDE OF UK MAINLAND, TO EUROPE, OR INTERNATIONALLY?
This will be treated on a case per case basis. In some areas, specific rules and exceptions apply. Please contact info@friarwood.com or call us on 020 7736 2628 for any shipment outside of UK mainland.