As Neal Martin's quote makes very clear, Bachelet's 2017 Côte de Nuits is dynamite.
Bachelet works on an elite level, which is clearly visible across his entire range of wines. His wines are known for their elegance and precision, and these qualities seriously elevate his Côte de Nuits.
The tragedy of this is that Bachelet only has 0.37ha of vines in the Côte de Nuits appellation. We can simply never find enough.
Typically, Côte de Nuits can be characterful, but also rugged and rustic. Bachelet takes the appellation to a nearly unimaginable level of textural elegance and ageability.
Even in the context of Bachelet's Côte de Nuits, the 2017 boasts an unusual amount of silkiness, brightness, and refinement. Denis Bachelet’s son, Nicolas, who now works with his father full-time, described the 2017s as “ exceptionally fresh and energetic and there's really nothing not to like.” It’s true; the wine shows such an incredible mineral purity and overall harmony that it's difficult not to be impressed.
Bachelet’s Côte de Nuits has an impressive track record when it comes to aging. Given this vintage’s rigorous structure and balance, I expect the 2017s will be absolutely beautiful in 7-10 years.
I’m happy to have landed this parcel, but I expect it will sell out quickly, as it does almost every year. I suggest that you don't delay.
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2017 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages
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Neal Martin, Vinous Media: “The 2017 Côtes de Nuits Village, which comes from vines located around Brochon, sees around 20% new oak. It has a very pure and generous bouquet with dark cherries, hints of boysenberry and light violet scents. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, perfect acidity, silky smooth in texture with a long and tender, pure finish. Simply, Côte de Nuits does not get better than this.”