Punching Above Its Weight Class:
2015 & 2016 Bachelet Côte de Nuits-Villages

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bachelet’s top-to-bottom quality is staggering.

You can taste at any level, from the Aligoté to his epic Charmes-Chambertin, and be thoroughly impressed.

photo of bottles of Bachelet Cote de Nuit

For me, the greatest value is a good vintage of Bachelet's Côte de Nuits-Villages. It sums up everything that I love about the estate—it's authentic, soulful, and deeply complex.

Bachelet's Côte de Nuits-Villages always stands out for its deep structure; it's extremely intricate with soil tones, spice, and lifted notes of smoke and red fruits.

For a domaine that commands such a broad fan base, Bachelet's estate is disproportionately small, just under 4 ha. Their Côte de Nuits-Villages is sourced from a mere 0.37 ha. I feel very fortunate to be able to offer back-vintages of the wine. 

The 2015 has a soaring intensity, and even for this perennial overachiever, it shows surprising class. It has serious freshness and length.

The 2016 Côte de Nuits-Villages has a rigorous structure and a gorgeous mix of earthiness, red fruit, and spice. The gripping intensity and refinement make it clear that this is a special vintage for the wine.

I really enjoy Bachelet's Côte de Nuits-Villages with some age on it. As you can imagine, quantities are extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best. 

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

Pre-arrival - Limited Quantities

2015 Bachelet Cote de Nuit

750 ml