Bachelet's Gevrey exists on its own plane.
On paper, it's a village-level wine. In reality, it radically transcends the category.
When you catch Bachelet's Gevrey in the right vintage, the wine can simply floor you. It has a class and complexity that village-level wines pretty much never have. The first Bachelet that drove this point home was a bottle from 1990 opened nearly twenty years after the vintage.
All indications point to the 2017 falling into the special vintage category. It's amazingly silken, pure and mineral. It's been a long time since I've encountered a vintage of Bachelet that worked so harmoniously on all of these levels.
The old vines really make their presence felt in the wine's density and gripping intensity. The vines average 60 to 70 years old, with the oldest dating back to 1932.
Everything adds up to a red Burgundy that will age beautifully. Bachelet is a perfectionist who always seems to overdeliver. In this context, the 2017 is a startling success.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits