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Chateau Batailley

Château Batailley is one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux, dating from the 15th century.

A 5ème Cru Classé, it is known for producing wines of consistently high quality and excellent value in a classic Pauillac style.

In the 1700s, the Saint-Martin family were the owners of Batailley. The property took its name from a famous military battle that took place in 1452, during the hundred-year war.

In 1816 Chateau Batailley was sold to Daniel Guestier of Barton and Guestier, a famous and important Bordeaux wine negociant firm. He acquired most of the estate and began buying more shares and land, including plots adjacent to Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste to enlarge the estate.

The Guestier family was quite well-known in Bordeaux at the time, as they also owned Chateau Beychevelle by the time of the 1855 Classification of the Medoc.

Daniel Guestier renovated the Left Bank chateau and improved the Bordeaux wine-making facilities of Batailley. He died in 1847. By that time, Chateau Batailley had a good reputation.

The chateau was managed by Guestier’s three children until they sold it in 1866 to a Parisian banker Constant Halphen.

Upon Halphen’s death in 1932, the Borie family purchased the estate and continued to make the wine for another decade before the vineyard was divided in two properties that we know today – Chateau Batailley and Chateau Haut Batailley, which was the larger portion.

Later, the estate was transferred to Marcel´s daughter Denise and her husband Emile Casteja, of which their son Frederic Casteja manages Chateau Batialley today.

The Wine Merchant is pleased to be appointed exclusive distributor in of Chateau Batailley, part of the prestigious 1855 Classified Growth in Thailand.
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