Batailley 2015 was released today at €32 per bottle ex-negociant, 48.8% higher than 2014 (€21.5). It is being offered by merchants for £354 per 12×75, up 41.6% on the 2014 release of £250. This makes the 2015 more expensive than any of the recent back vintages.

Volumes offered are reported to be down 30% on last year’s release due to the introduction of second wine, Lions de Batailley.

Neal Martin scored the wine 93-95 and noted it was “very composed” with a “structured finish.” He expected it to settle at the top of his banded score once in bottle.

For buyers looking for value, the 94-point 2009 is available for £297, and the 92-point 2012 is available in the market for £221.