Wine of the Year #2: Ian's Pick
2019 Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

Posted by Ian McFadden

In 2005, brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet founded Bachelet-Monnot. In no time their wines were turning the heads of even the most seasoned Burgundy tasters. 

These are revelatory expressions of Burgundy. The amount of finesse and luminous mineral precision that they are able to tease out is astonishing. 

For many years this was one of the emerging star domaines of Burgundy.

photo of the featured wine

The 2019 vintage marks a breakout vintage for Bachelet-Monnot. As great as the wines have been recently, they reached a different level in 2019. The more we've tasted of the 2019 whites the more obvious it's become that this is an important vintage. Even in the context of the vintage, Bachelet-Monnot's collection is great.  

While there are many places to witness how huge Bachelet-Monnot's success was in 2019, I consider the Puligny to be the strongest of the line-up.  

Their 2019 Puligny is such a brilliant bottle of wine that it was an easy pick for my wine of the year. I base the selection on three things: how much it punches above its weight class, the value that it offers, and the sheer quality of the winemaking. 

In his review, Burghound calls the wine "a first-rate villages and definitely one to check out." I completely agree with this. Bachelet-Monnot Puligny is a wine of startling mineral presence and incredible focus. I really like the wine's pointed drive and high-toned finesse.

I've long been a fan of this bottling from Bachelet-Monnot. Still, I could not have imagined the wine being this successful. It was so good that I immediately went on the hunt for as much I could find in hope that I could make it my wine of the year. It wasn't easy. There's simply never a lot of this wine to go around. 

Thankfully, I was able to locate enough for an offer. This is a wine that should be shared. However, I should warn that I could see this selling out in the next 24 hours. I encourage you to get your orders in early.

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits 

Burghound:  

"Pretty aromas include those of acacia blossom, citrus and essence of pear are trimmed in discreet wood influence. There is again fine volume to the finer and slightly better detailed middle weight flavors that flash equally good intensity on the chiseled, dry and bitter lemon-inflected finale. This too is a first-rate villages and definitely one to check out." 

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