From: Burgundy, France
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Critical Acclaim & Taste:
Decanter By Tim Atkin MW
Decanter, Burgundy 2018 Vintage Report Generic reds and whites (10/20/2018)
(Domaine Denis Bachelet, Bourgogne, Burgundy, France, Red) Every single wine in Denis Bachelet's range over-delivers at it price point, none more so than this delicious Bourgogne Rouge from three parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin. Juicy, glossy and aromatic, with subtle, scented raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, fresh acidity and finely judged 15% new oak. Hard to beat a bottle from the cellar. (Drink between 2020-2028) 91 points
Wine Advocate Rating 88 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Aromas of cherries, berries, dark chocolate and sweet soil tones introduce the 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, a medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent wine with a fragrant core of juicy fruit that entirely cloaks its melting tannins.
Burghound By Allen Meadows, Burghound, Jan-20, Issue #77
(Domaine Denis Bachelet Bourgogne Pinot Noir Red) A notably ripe nose offers up notes of plum, wild dark berry fruit and plenty of earth influence. There is both lovely vibrancy and an attractive texture thanks to the abundant mid-palate sappiness, all wrapped in a sleek, complex and sneaky long finish. This is a first-rate Bourgogne and highly recommended for its level. (Drink starting 2023) 87-89 points
Domaine Denis Bachelet Description
"Denis Bachelet began his 2018 harvest on September 2 and concluded it by September 7, and he is justly satisfied with the results. Textural and generous while avoiding extremes and nicely defined by site, this is a lovely vintage chez Bachelet, as well as one that is—by the standards of this micro-domaine—generous in volume. As well as tasting through Denis's superb range of 2018s, we revisited the suppler, more transparent 2017 vintage from bottle, which is another great success for Bachelet but one cut from very different stylistic cloth. As I remarked last year, followers of this estate will be familiar with the rudiments of the contemporary Bachelet style: old vines, destemmed berries and gentle extraction, followed by élevage in barrels, of which up to 30%—for the Charmes-Chambertin—are new and most of which derive from Tonnellerie Rémond. As I have reported in the past, Bachelet has been punching down less since the 2014 vintage, evolving in the direction of finesse and structural suppleness—an evolution most evident in his Gevrey Corbeaux—but even in a vintage such as 2017, his wines certainly don't lack depth. This is one of my favorite estates in Burgundy, and though small production and high demand make them hard to find, I encourage readers to seek out Bachelet's exquisite wines." William Kelley Wine Advocate
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