Bachelet Go-To:
2014 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages

Posted by Ian McFadden

There's not much to say about Bachelet's Côte de Nuits. For over a decade, this has been a go-to wine for me.

Bachelet’s top-to-bottom quality is staggering. You can taste at any level, from the Aligoté to his epic Charmes-Chambertin, and be thoroughly impressed.

With that said, it's the Côte de Nuits where I think the greatest value is at.

The Côte de Nuits Villages is sourced from a mere .37 ha, so this is a tough wine to have a soft spot for. There's something about its depth and soulfulness that separates it from the pack and causes me to devote a lot of time trying to secure enough wine for an offer.

Bachelet's Côte de Nuits Villages always have a rigorous structure and a gorgeous mix of soil tones, spice and lifted notes of smoke and red fruits.

The 2014 is a really exciting vintage of Bachelet's Côte de Nuits. It's an absolutely radiant and classy example. I really love how it combines nimbleness with a subtle, building complexity. It's drinking well right now but has everything in place to age well.

For many years, whenever we offer Bachelet's Côte de Nuits we get a very strong response. It's very safe to assume that this will sell out and we'll need to allocate. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits