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2016 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux

Posted by Ian McFadden

It's been over three years since we've been able to offer Bachelet's Corbeaux.

Bachelet is a tiny 4ha estate with an outsized reputation. Everything that Bachelet touches is special.

The wines possess a haunting nuance and soulfulness. Every vintage I devote an incredible amount of effort tracking down as much Bachelet as I can get my hands on.

I tasted Bachelet's 2016s last winter and was amazed by their purity and concentration. This is easily one of my favorite collections of the vintage.

Corbeaux is a mysterious little plot of dirt, prone to being overlooked, as it is sandwiched directly next to the Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin and the village of Gevrey-Chambertin itself. The vineyard is tough to classify, yet the choicest parcels create a wine that mirrors the complexity of the site itself and the mysteriousness that surrounds Corbeaux always makes it undervalued.

Bachelet's Gevrey Corbeaux comes from vines that are very old, ranging from 60 to 70 years in age. It is a powerful, deep and complex wine - it always shows an impressive concentration and Gevrey's typical muscle, but it carries its weight effortlessly, leaving an impression of fine-ness and discreetness.

The 2016 Corbeaux boasts an incredible amount of intensity and earthy complexity. The wine is dynamic and tension-filled with a thrilling wildness and presence. Bachelet is one of the most consistent producers that we know and the 2016 Corbeaux is dynamite.

I've had countless gorgeous bottles of Bachelet's Corbeaux with age. The 2016 promises to evolve into something utterly profound.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine and Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits