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2003 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
- Côte de Nuits
Community Tasting Notes 4
pdadams66 wrote: (89 points)
January 3, 2012 - At Kim's for Randy's birthday. Solid burgundy. Has some weight, but mainly cherry fruit, still some tannin and acid but drinking well now.
August 4, 2008 - Much more classic than the one opened in 2006. Of course, the acidity is still on the lowish side, but it is becoming more what you would expect from a Burgundy and from Bachelet. A little more tannic and round than usual for Bachelet, but I am confident that the remaining bottles will develop beautifully over the medium term (5 to 10 years).
hudamang wrote: (86 points)
November 14, 2007 - Decanted for an hour or so. Starting to shut down. Sour cherries and some raspberries. Not too earthy. I don't know if I would guess it to be a burg but it's not bad. Balanced with some spices. I was hoping for more of a mushroom/earthy note but not from this bottle I guess. Nothing wrong with the bottle but nothing amazing either.
micha_e wrote: (89 points)
February 15, 2006 - Very dark ruby color, darker than usual for Bachelet but in tune with other 2003s. At first, I thought the nose was very typical Bachelet, but that changed quickly. A big bruiser of a wine with very low acidity. Still balanced but missing the tell-tale elegance of Bachelets wines from other years. I am a big fan of this bottling, but the 2003 left me scratching my head... There is no way that you could find this to be a Burgundy if tasted blind...With some air (drank over two days) this got better and exhibited at least some faint resemblance to a pinot. But I think the typicity will return in a few years. Although I don't like most 2003s for drinking now, I think they have the stuffing and power to develop into something special after, say, 10 to 15 years in the cellar. Let's wait and see. Drink 2015-2020.
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By Allen Meadows
1st Quarter, 2005, Issue #17 (link)
(Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2003
- Type Red
- Producer Domaine Denis Bachelet
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Vieilles Vignes
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Burgundy
- SubRegion Côte de Nuits
- Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
- Pending Delivery 12 (6%)
- In Cellars 106 (55%)
- Consumed 76 (39%)
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