Batailley 2020 released

The 2020 Château Batailley has been released for £337 per 12×75, just 3.9% up on the 2019 release.

With one of the smallest increases so far in this En Primeur campaign, Batailley has real potential to stand out as great value for money – especially if it receives 95-points or above from Neal Martin.

Critical reception

“Still relative value”, according to James Lawther MW (, who gave the 2020 Batailley 17-points. He described it as “solid, subdued and distinctly Pauillac”.

Today’s release received a barrel range of 94-95 points from James Suckling. Suckling complimented its “wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins” and said that there was “so much blackcurrant, spice and cedar”.

Jane Anson (Decanter) rated it 94-points, and Jeff Leve (Wine Cellar Insider) 93-95.

This is a wine we expect to add in a small capacity to our portfolios.

Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2020 scores are due next week.