2016 Domaine Denis Bachelet Vieilles Vignes (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France


The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes was only slightly touched by the frost. It has a perfumed bouquet with black cherries, crushed strawberry, a touch of soy and undergrowth, again, quite complex, although I might prefer the vivacity and nonchalance of the Côtes de Nuits Villages. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannin and hints of blood orange on the entry mixed with black cherries and blueberry, leading to a satin-like, utterly charming finish that leaves you begging for the next sip.

91-93 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)

Bright, dark red. Very pure, fruit-driven scents and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and licorice; I visited this cellar on a fruit day on the biodynamic calendar and this wine was seriously exuberant. Offers captivating sweetness and thickness, not to mention good power and thrust, to its slightly musky dark fruit and spice flavors. A very suave village wine with supple tannins, lovely length and a light touch.

89-92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
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