Description If you’re fond of decent mature claret, chances are you’ve heard of Château Ramage La Batisse. If you haven’t, it’s a remarkable cru bourgeois from the Haut Médoc that’s not far from First Growth Châteaux Lafite and Mouton Rothschild. Our Bordeaux Buyer Jean-Marc Sauboua has known the family for years and they always give him first refusal on their latest releases. Which is lucky for us – and you – because the family hold back stock of vintages for years, only parting with them when they’re ready to enjoy. 2011 had an unusual weather pattern, which finally came good with a fine autumn. Initially the wines were tannic, but this has now dropped away to reveal a delicious, silky Bordeaux. Open an hour before serving with your Sunday roast.