Had this with Lesley, Liz and Brian to accompany a Bombay Pantry Special on our return from Portrush following the excellent Barranore Merger fest at the weekend.
Surprisingly good. Dull colour but nice aroma and flavour of vanilla, good fruit, dry with nice aftertaste.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, amongst others – so the label claims.
I suspect an exclusive to Dunnes where I spotted it on the shelf in Cornelscourt and was enticed by the Irish Pedigree.
According to wikipedia: “Chateau Batailley and Chateau Haut-Batailley were part of the same property until they were split in 1942. Since that time, Chateau Batailley belonged to the Borie Brothers company and then solely to Mr. Marcel Borie. After the death of Mr. Borie in 1961, his son-in-law, Mr. Emile Casteja managed the estate until his son Philippe Casteja took over. Philippe Casteja is the current manager”.
Which explains the Emile Casteja signature / pedigree. Dunnes – €12.