If you find Bordeaux too expensive, you will find this wine restorative. A cru classé, an excellent classic left-bank style wine and a price tag in the $50s. Its description is classic Pauillac – cedar, pencil shavings and blackcurrant. On the palate, there’s medium to long length and a satisfying depth of blackcurrant flavour which cloaks its well integrated fine grained tannins. Ready to drink now, Chateau Batailley joins my list of great value Bordeaux purchases.