Ch芒teau Haut Batailley

France, Bordeaux

Pauillac Cinqui猫me cru 1855 For most of its history Ch芒teau Haut Batailley, as the name suggests, was part of Ch芒teau Batailley. The name "Batailley" appears to be derived from a battle that occured on the sight in 1453 during the Hundred Years War. During the early 19th Century, Batailley was owned by Daniel Guestier who did much to raise the reputation of the estate such that it was rated a 5th Growth in the 1855 classification. Batailley was purchased in 1932 by Marcel and Fran莽ois Borie who divided the estate between themselves in 1942, with Marcel taking the half that retained the Batailley name and Fran莽ois developing Haut Batailley. In 2017 Ch芒teau Haut Batailley was purchased by the Cazes family, owners of Ch芒teau Lynch Bages. The two Batailleys are in the south of Pauillac, a little way inland from the Pichons. The 22ha of Haut Batailley is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Haut Batailley has a good reliable reputation, offering very decent "drinking" claret at competitive prices.