Based on 10 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 89-91 points Wine Advocate "The 2018 Cote de Nuits-Villages bursts from the glass with notes of cassis, plums, dark chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, melting and succulent, with a textural attack that segues into a fleshy core of ripe fruit. (WK)" 90-92 points Vinous "The 2018 Cotes de Nuits Villages has a wonderful, very pure bouquet of perfumed raspberry, wild strawberry and pressed flower aromas that unfold with great precision. The palate is medium-bodied with a vibrant, very focused and elegant entry, just about perfect acidity, and plenty of poise on a finish worthy of a premier cru. Yep – that good. Go buy. (NM)"
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About Domaine Denis Bachelet
Far from an easy journey, his efforts paid off as he quickly gained recognition, becoming a revered figure among wine connoisseurs. This ascension was propelled further by his connections with industry experts such as Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson, and Clive Coates, introduced to him by importer Becky Wasserman. Critics laud Bachelet's Charmes-Chambertin wines, which embody power, concentrated flavors, and a rich texture, a testament to his old vines and careful use of new oak.
Today, the Domaine covers 4.3 hectares, but its modest size belies the caliber of wines it produces. The vineyards, characterized by old vines, are carefully managed under Bachelet's non-interventionist approach, resonating with his winemaking philosophy. His wines echo the vintage's character, free from the obfuscation of modern techniques.
His dedication to nurturing the vineyards and his minimalist winemaking approach yield wines with unmistakable intensity, elegance, and harmony, cementing Bachelet's iconic status. His ability to blend different vineyard holdings, such as Les Evocelles, Les Corbeaux, and Charmes-Chambertin, adds depth and complexity to the wines.
Despite his successful career, Denis Bachelet remains a humble and modest figure, attributing his achievements to both careful stewardship of his vines and a flexible approach to winemaking that respects the unique traits of each vintage. His work is now continued by his son Nicolas, promising the same meticulous approach and passion for creating spectacular wines that have made Domaine Denis Bachelet synonymous with top-tier Burgundy.