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

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bachelet's 2014 Côte de Nuits is a wine that I've drunk an embarrassing amount of.

From their Aligoté to the epic Charmes-Chambertin, you can taste anywhere in the Bachelet range and be deeply impressed.

With that said, it's the Côte de Nuits where I think the greatest value is. For this reason, it's been a go-to wine for me.

I recently jumped at a second parcel of the 2014 Côte de Nuits. It's a vintage of the wine that I love. It's an absolutely radiant and classy example. The way that it combines nimbleness with a subtle, building complexity is amazing.

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 has a rigorous structure and a gorgeous mix of soil tones, spice and lifted notes of smoke and red fruits. The 2014 has an intricate structure that bodes very well for how it will age.

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, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits