denis bachelet 1999 gevrey vv plus 99’s in general

Update 15.5.2009(12.5.2009)billn
Denis Bachelet 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
Denis Bachelet 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

1999 Bachelet, Gevrey-Chambertin VVtry to find this wine...
Medium, medium-plus ruby-red colour. A gorgeous nose; creamy red fruit of lovely depth, just a little brown sugar rounding it out – seems very much a Bachelet (barrel) signature rather than ‘Gevrey’ (the ’96 Charmes is very similar) time adds a little darker cherry. The texture is silky, there’s penetrating acidity without it being over the top, the mouth-watering flavours have very good dimension and a sugared impression that mirrors the aromas. Like the nose, there’s a very slow development of darker cherry flavours. Never more than medium-bodied, this is a super-elegant bottle – a shame that I only bought 6, way back when – an outstanding villages…
Rebuy – Yes

I’ve only had half a dozen 99s this year so far, but none have been closed. Grander wines have been tighter and have benefited from aeration, but none have been stubborn and importantly no bottles have been ‘wasted’. They are far from mature, but they have provided me with quite some drinking pleasure. I may try a bottle or two more…

Lastly – want to know what to do with a Chèvre à deux becs?

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 3 responses to “denis bachelet 1999 gevrey vv plus 99’s in general”

  1. Richard Brooks13th May 2009 at 9:41 pmPermalinkReply

    Oh, I’m so sorry that I didn’t buy more of this. Drank through a case over the last two years, and it’s a wonderful wine. Back then the Wine Society was selling it for about £22 I think… such a great villages.

  2. Josh14th May 2009 at 8:04 pmPermalinkReply

    Is Bachelet a small producer? I followed the link on Wine Searcher and didn’t find any GC. Removing that I found still only a few wines (mostly Chassange Montrachet)

  3. billn15th May 2009 at 2:57 amPermalinkReply

    @Josh – Relatively small and quite sought after Josh. The Chassagnes are from a different producer. I changed the Winesearcher link so you can find wines from the correct producer, but still (sadly) no 1999s…

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