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

Posted by Ian McFadden

You can taste anywhere in Bachelet's lineup from his Aligote to the epic Charmes-Chambertin and it would be clear that this perfectionist estate doesn't miss.

For me, it's the Côte de Nuits where I think the greatest value is. Year after year, this is one of my go-to bottles.

The 2014 Côte de Nuits is a vintage that blew me away and I went deep on buying. It's an absolutely radiant and classy example. The way that it combines nimbleness with a subtle, building complexity is amazing.

Considering how Bachelet's prices have steadily increased over the past couple of vintages, the 2014 is a don't miss value. Just to lend some context, pricing for the 2016 Côte de Nuits - Villages is $80.

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. It's also outrageously pure with agility and class that's seriously impressive.

There's something about the depth and soulfulness of the Côte de Nuits-Villages that makes it stand out. The tough reality is that it comes from a mere .37 ha and there's very little of the wine to go around. I strongly suggest that you don't hesitate picking this up, because it will almost definitely sell out quickly.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits