Brilliantly Overachieving - Lowest Price: 2012 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge

Posted by Ian McFadden

Brilliantly Overachieving
2012 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge

"Bachelet's 2012 Bourgogne is endowed with superb depth and purity in its class." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge has become such an integral part of our offerings. Along with Mugneret-Gibourg, Chevillon and Lafarge, Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge transcends the humble category in a big way.

Bachelet is one of those growers whose mastery is felt from top to bottom. His 2012s are, by all accounts, stunning. And you don't have to look any further than the Bourgogne Rouge.

Bachelet's are some of the most authentic, mesmerizing wines in the whole of Burgundy. There's magic to the wines, a mystery that I can never put my finger on and never tire of.

Their 2012 collection is one of standouts for the vintage. They have an enormous impact and presence yet show an elegance and breeding. It's a super-compelling combination.

The ugly side of all this is the quantities. Bachelet is a tiny estate and quantities are always meager. In 2012, things are brutal. When you factor in the low yields and the general consensus on how good the vintage is at Bachelet, you get a keen sense of just how ugly things are.

The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge is the complete package. It's a particularly elegant version of a wine that is never lacking in that quality. It also boasts a particular punch and harmony. Bright, clear fruits with layers of spice and soil precede an outstanding long tapering finish.

Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge has firmly established a cult following. It delivers so much depth and sophistication for its level that it's impossible to ignore. It really blossoms with 5-7 years in the cellar. The 2012 exemplifies how this humble wine can overdeliver in such a big way.

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