2016 Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • VN 96
  • DC 95
  • BH 94

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(96 - 98) There are six barrels of the 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru this year since the grand cru was touched by the frost, albeit to a lesser degree than in Chambertin. It has a very pure and complex... (96 - 98) There are six barrels of the 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru this year since the grand cru was touched by the frost, albeit to a lesser degree than in Chambertin. It has a very pure and complex bouquet, with scents of black cherry and wild strawberry, cold wet slate, something almost like wild moorland. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, perfectly judged acidity, almost gentle on the entry and then nonchalantly fanning out as it goes along. There is absolutely nothing grandiose about this Charmes-Chambertin, but the finesse and the poise, not least the extraordinarily long aftertaste is something to behold. Nobody makes Charmes-Chambertin like Denis Bachelet.- NM
VN 96
Vinous, January 2018
(93-96) (aging in 50% new oak; this fruit was picked at 12.2% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.2%): Deep red with ruby tones. Brooding aromas of black cherry, flowers and licorice complicated by a sexy animal... (93-96) (aging in 50% new oak; this fruit was picked at 12.2% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.2%): Deep red with ruby tones. Brooding aromas of black cherry, flowers and licorice complicated by a sexy animal nuance. Very concentrated, utterly seamless Charmes with complex soil tones to go along with its flavors of dark fruits, licorice and flowers. A wonderfully mouthfilling wine without any impression of weight. Finishes with aristocratic tannins and explosive rising floral length. This has all of the elements to make a great bottle, possibly among the best Charmes-Chambertins of Bachelet's career (his first vinification was in 1983).- ST
DC 95
Decanter, October 2017
The lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellar, which hails from vines planted before 1920, is extraordinary in 2016, offering up a brooding nose of black cherry, blueberry, coniferous forest floor, rich soil and a framing of... The lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellar, which hails from vines planted before 1920, is extraordinary in 2016, offering up a brooding nose of black cherry, blueberry, coniferous forest floor, rich soil and a framing of well-integrated new oak. On the palate, the wine is ample, full-bodied and very elegant, with a lovely core of cool fruit; a layered, multidimensional texture; and a long, scintillating finish. Pure and delightfully transparent. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/burgundy/domaine-denis-bachelet-gevrey-chambertin-16239#WzlvzPHbghI49ZCi.99
BH 94
Burghound, January 2018
(92-94) An elegant, pure and perfumed nose offers up plenty of spice and discreet floral nuances on the mix of both red and dark berry fruit scents. Consistent with the nose there is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the... (92-94) An elegant, pure and perfumed nose offers up plenty of spice and discreet floral nuances on the mix of both red and dark berry fruit scents. Consistent with the nose there is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the impressively rich and concentrated middle weight plus flavors that possess outstanding complexity on the mouth coating finish that goes on and on. While there is a hint of backend warmth it's not really enough to materially impair the overall sense of balance. This is first-rate.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork