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2018 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

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May 26, 2024 - $96



90-92The Wine Advocate bouquet of cassis, plums and dark berries mingled with notes of rose petal, loamy soil and grilled meats. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and sapid, with fine concentration, ripe tannins and an expansive finish.

89-91Vinous / IWC

It has a beautifully defined bouquet of pure raspberry preserve, cranberry and floral scents that unfurl in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-fresh opening and marmalade and tangerine notes infusing the red fruit...pretty, very expressive finish...

The solidly constituted medium-bodied flavors possess an interesting mouthfeel in that it's at once caressing yet markedly powerful, all wrapped in a mildly warm finale.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Very interesting aroma because although the fruit is so dark, it is not sweet. Intense black cherry... Dark-fruited elegance.


Domaine Bachelet

Domaine Bachelet in Gevrey-Chambertin, is a 10-acre estate run by Denis Bachelet. Although Bachelet has been producing wines only since 1983, he has many fans, among them Robert M. Parker Jr., who has described Bachelet as “an excellent producer” who has “a lot of talent and a good touch for allowing the fruit of the wine to come through in a pure, unfettered manner.” Bachelet makes a Grand Cru Gevrey-Chambertin and Premier Crus. His vines are 30 to 100 years old. Though the domaine produces very limited quantities of wine, it has a cult following among Burgundy collectors.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.