I love the style and shape - Lowest Price: 2012 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin VV

Posted by Ian McFadden

"I love the style and shape of this wine"
-John Gilman
2012 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin
Lowest Price in the Nation

Bachelet's Gevrey VV is exceptional, in the greatest sense of the word.

If I had to pick one bottling from Denis Bachelet, it would be Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes. His Charmes is, for us, without a doubt the best Charmes out there, but considering both quality and value, I'd have to go with Gevrey VV.

It's a villages-level wine that far transcends the category. The quality at this level provides ample evidence of the perfectionism that animates this estate.

I've always loved Bachelet's Gevrey, but I became obsessed with this bottling when I had a 1990 at almost two decades old. It was stunning. Subsequent old bottles of Bachelet's Gevrey have only reinforced how special I think this bottle is with age.

I have really high hopes for the 2012 Gevrey. Bachelet's 2012s are beautiful. John Gilman comes out and calls the 2012s "stunning in their quality and destined to be reference point examples of the vintage."

The 2012 Gevrey really drives home how successful the vintage is at Bachelet. It has great clarity, balance and depth. This is rich, meaty Gevrey, with all the stunning soil-inspired complexity and bold intensity that entails. The 60-70 year-old vines along with the very low yields of the 2012 vintage really make themselves known in the wine's intensity.

As you can imagine, 2012 Bachelet is in very short supply. The estate's 4ha of mostly low yielding old vines and its fame always make the wines hard to come by. But in 2012 it's really, really ugly. I bet this will be gone by the end of the day.

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

2012 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin

John Gilman: "The addition of the production from the family’s small parcel in Evocelles cannot have hurt this wine any and it is indeed very fine in 2012. The deep and very elegant nose delivers a lovely aromatic constellation of black cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, incipient notes of grilled meat, dark soil tones, coffee bean and a discreet base of vanillin oak. As Monsieur Bachelet pointed out, as this wine sits in the glass, it gets more and more red fruity, with an aroma that he noted as "red currant jellies" that was spot on for the wine. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, pure and very velvety in terms of structure, with a very sappy core of fruit, outstanding focus and balance, very suave tannins and superb length and grip on the superb finish. I love the style and shape of this wine this year!"