"This is first-rate"
-Burghound 2015 Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bachelet's Gevrey exists on its own plane.

On paper, it's a villages wine. In reality, it radically transcends the category.

The shocking 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.

The 2015 Gevrey promises to be epic. The 2015 red Burgundy vintage operates on an incredible scale. Bachelet's style really dovetailed with the vintage in a beautiful way.

It delivers rich, meaty Gevrey character with all the stunning soil-inspired complexity and bold intensity that entails. For all its dark masculine fruit, there's an intricacy and nuance that's thrilling.

The old vines really make their presence felt in the wine's density and gripping intensity. The vines average 60 to 70 years old, with the oldest dating back to 1932. The bad news is that the yields on these ancient vines are painfully low.

It's been a number of years since a vintage has reached the level of excitement that 2015 has. Bachelet is a tiny 4ha estate with an outsized following. I'm not going to fan the fire any further. I expect this to disappear quickly.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits