We haven't offered the Bourgogne Rouge from Bachelet in quite some time, but that has changes now. Denis Bachelet has one of the smallest cellars in Burgundy, but that doesn't keep him from being one of the best vignerons in the Cote d'Or. Denis is blessed with a lot of old vine vineyards, which he tends sustainably, and he also has a knack for showcasing the elegant side of Gevrey-Chambertin. The purity of the fruit in his wines is unparalleled, and his wines convey their vineyard character perfectly, with balance, depth, and backbone to age even at the Bourgogne level.
Bachelet has always stuck to tradition, creating ultra-classic Burgundy unphased by trends. His Bourgogne Rouge is one of the best around, sourced from old vines planted in 1977 and 1986. The wine is very traditionally made, destemmed, wild yeast fermentation, and has no new oak. This a classic example and what we expect a good Bourgogne Rouge to be, and 2020 has the potential to be the greatest example of all time. It has been challenging to find this wine at reasonable pricing over the years, but we have low pricing today on this incredible Bourgogne Rouge, which is also one of the top examples of the vintage.
Decanter (Charles Curtice MW) 92 points! "Super-dark in appearance, with abundant fruit scented with cherries and rose petals. There is impressive concentration here, particularly given the regional level of the vines. From two parcels that total 0.6ha in the lieux-dits Pressonier and Grands Champs on the far side of the Nationale in Gevrey. Destemmed and slowly fermented on native yeasts. (Drink between 2023-2035)"