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Magnum of The Wine Society's 150th Anniversary Pauillac 2015

Red Wine from France - Bordeaux
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We couldn’t release a range of specially labelled fine wines to celebrate our 150th Anniversary without including a Pauillac, the king of Bordeaux’s Médoc communes, and Batailley seemed like the obvious place to go. With deep crimson colour and a classic nose of cassis, graphite and vanilla, this is a classy Pauillac with impressive depth and concentration. Ample fruit density and gravelly tannins complete the picture. An hour in a decanter before drinking is recommended for this wine as this will allow it to unfurl gradually. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £105.00 Magnum
Price: £315.00 Case of 3
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Code: CM19604

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 150cl (Magnum)
  • Now to 2036
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural

More on the wine

Owned for a century by one of Bordeaux’s dynastic families, the Castéjas, Château Batailley is a classed growth claret that combines all the classic characteristics of the wines of the Pauillac commune, with sensible pricing and an unerring ability to age beautifully. Batailley has been a favourite among Wine Society members for decades. It is located towards the south of the commune and as such produces wines that don’t take forever to hit their sweet spot, in contrast to wines from further north in the appellation.

The blend is 77% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot and 3% petit verdot, matured in French oak barrels, 55% of which were new and 45% of which were one year old, for 18 months. We purchased the wine ‘en primeur’ back in 2016 when the 2015 vintage was still in barrel. The intention was to ensure that by the time 2024 came along the wine would be nearing its drinking peak. We're delighted that the wine has turned out every bit as exciting as when we tasted a barrel sample eight years ago.

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