At The Height Of His Powers:
2017 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux

Posted by Ian McFadden

Even given the high bar that I set for the wines, Bachelet's 2017s are a startling success.

They are incredibly transparent and cast in silk while possessing the haunting nuance and soulfulness that are Bachelet's calling cards.

Corbeaux is a mysterious little plot of dirt, prone to being overlooked, as it is sandwiched directly next to the Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin and the village of Gevrey-Chambertin itself. The vineyard is tough to classify, yet the choicest parcels create a wine that mirrors the complexity of the site itself, and the mysteriousness that surrounds Corbeaux always makes it undervalued.

Bachelet's Gevrey Corbeaux comes from very old vines, ranging from 60 to 70 years in age. It is a powerful, deep, and complex wine - it always shows an impressive concentration and Gevrey's typical muscle, but it carries its weight effortlessly, leaving an impression of fine-ness and discreetness.

The 2017 Corbeaux is an amazing example of the wine. It has incredible purity, minerality, and loads of textural allure. In terms of elegance and radiant clarity, this is a stand out vintage of Corbeaux.

When Bachelet nails a vintage, watch out. The wines are heartbreaking. The 2017 Corbeaux is dynamite. I strongly advise you to stock up at this sharp price.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits