This had some funk. Surprising for Bachelet. For some the brett was powerful but it didn't bother me and few others. I concede though the wine suffered a bit as the fruit was rather muted. It's a shame as I've had this wine several times and I believe it to be one of the great village wines and was steal on purchase. Served blind, guesses were mixed between Burg & Rhone. In a flight with 01 Jadot GC Cazetiers. Paired with wild mushrooms a la plancha, duck jus, heirloom carrots, eucalyptus.
Meat, sweet earth and minerals on the nose. It has a sappiness about it in the mouth and there is a really sweet heart of cherries. There's good minerally tension and length of flavour is very good for it's level.
Plenty of pine needle sap, meat, moss and undergrowth to the aroma at first. This wine really breathes up in the glass and intensifies in sweetness from the heart. It has good intensity of cherry and blackberry fruits countered nicely by the savoury nuance. It is generous and plush of texture with good cut.
Opened 2.5 hours before tasting with half in a 375 for the next day. The initial day was a little sauvage and didn't all come together. The 375 the next day was terrific. Dark cherry aromatics, fine detailed tannins, deep fruit. Drinking well now and for years to come.
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(Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes) Medium cherry red color with clear meniscus; nice roses, tart red fruit and strawberry nose; good tart red fruit, roses, minerals palate with good acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.
(Bachelet Denis Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes) Medium-plus ruby red, but still hinting at cherry-red at the rim. A really impressive nose that starts a little reduced - but only for a minute or two - then red fruit, edged with mint, becoming ever-more intense and deep - wow! Fresh presentation, very understated tannin, equally understated in the finish despite being long-lasting. This is not a fat wine, rather a wonderfully detailed one. Superb quality for a villages, and with respect to its appellation impressed me far more than the Bachelet 1er of last week - possibly even better than Rousseau's 2001.