It is one of the oldest estates in the M?doc. The name is derived from the battle (?bataille?) - that took place where the chateau and vineyard are today - during the 100-years war in the in 1452. In this battle, the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour from the English, a crucial point in the history of Aquitaine. A few years later the first vines were planted on this historical and blood soaked grounds. Chateau Batailley?s garden was designed by Barillet-Deschamps, Napoleon III?s garden architect. In 1855 Napoleon III created the classification for the Grands Crus Class?s of the Medoc. And Batailley was knighted Grand Cru.