Bachelet: From Bourgogne Rouge to Charmes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Denis Bachelet turns out some of our favorite examples of red Burgundy.

Bachelet’s wines are well known for their elegance and precision and these qualities can be found across the full range of his offerings.

From his mesmerizing Charmes-Chambertin all the way to his Bourgogne Rouge, Bachelet never ceases to impress.

Today, I'm happy to celebrate Bachelet's perfectionism with an offer stretching from 2009-2018 and covering his entire range of reds. 

In any vintage, Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge punches well above its weight class. Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge is a wine that people stock up on every year by the case to drink and cellar. The 2017 is a particularly stunning example of the wine. The Côte de Nuits - Villages is sourced from a mere .37 ha. It's one of my personal favorites. There's something about its depth and soulfulness that separates it from the pack. 

On paper, the Gevrey is 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. 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.

Bachelet's Charmes is among the rarest treasures of Burgundy. It's wickedly complex, deeply mysterious and insanely powerful, yet manages to maintain an ultra-clear, super-elegant balance. Bachelet has a mere 0.44ha in Charmes. The vines are 100-years old. In any given vintage, somewhere around 180 cases are produced.

Sadly, Bachelet is a small estate with an outsized reputation. All of these wines are very limited. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best. 

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Description Size Status/Qty Price
2017 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge 750 ml Pre-arrival $54.95
2017 Bachelet Cote de Nuit 750 ml Pre-arrival $71.95
2018 Bachelet Cote de Nuit 750 ml Pre-arrival $72.95
2017 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 750 ml Pre-arrival $109.95
2018 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 750 ml Pre-arrival $114.95
2009 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux 750 ml Pre-arrival $229.95
2014 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin 750 ml Pre-arrival $519.95
2014 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin 1.5 L In Stock: 3 $1,299.95
2016 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin 750 ml In Stock: 3 $649.95
2018 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin 750 ml Pre-arrival $659.95