"This boxes well above its weight"
- 2016 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bachelet's Gevrey is one those special wines that far transcends it's appellation.

On paper, it's only a villages wine. In reality, it delivers a depth, elegance and ageablity that greatly surpasses expectations for the category. Very few village wines hit this level - Roumier, Mugneret-Gibourg... The list is short.

If you're looking for evidence of the perfectionism that animates this estate, you don't have to look any further.

My obsession with Bachelet's Gevrey started nearly a decade ago when I had a bottle of the 1990 that blew me away. Subsequent old bottles have driven home just how well the wine ages.

Bachelet's 2016s were one of the standouts of my Burgundy trip last winter. This is easily one of my favorite collections of the vintage. The wines have an incredible purity and concentration.

In 2016, the Gevrey combines lift with serious presence. The 60-70 year-old vines along with the very low yields of the 2016 vintage really make themselves known in the wine's intensity. This is rich, meaty Gevrey, with all the stunning soil-inflected complexity that entails.

Bachelet is a tiny 4ha estate with an outsized reputation. Everything that Bachelet touches is special. For me, the 2016 Gevrey is simply a magical bottle.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits