2012 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Corbeaux" Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1244873 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin les Corbeaux Vielles Vignes also sees around 30% new oak like the village cru. It has a feminine, astonishingly pure, supremely well- delineated bouquet that is bewitching: blackberry, fresh strawberry, cold limestone and a touch of iris. The palate displays brilliant balance and a wondrous sense of tension and vigour -- a wine that shimmers in the glass with palpable energy on the finish. This Corbeaux is just exquisite and exudes effortless charm. (NM)  (6/2015)

90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Outstanding* (also from 60 to 70 year old vines) Here too there is enough wood to be easily visible yet not so much as to overwhelm the intensely sauvage aromas of dark berries, underbrush and leather. There is good freshness and intensity to the ripe, velvety and mouth coating medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a dusty and ever-so-slightly rustic finish that delivers excellent persistence on the balanced finish. I very much like the complexity and this is very Corbeaux in character. Drink: 2020+  (1/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Bright, deep ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of medicinal black cherry and smoke. Thick and serious in the mouth, in a distinctly masculine style, showing little in the way of early sweetness. But this still boasts a voluptuous texture and its big tannins are ripe and not at all austere. Finishes with a wild gamey nuance and terrific palate-staining length. (ST)  (3/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Vines mainly planted in the 1920s. From a cool spot next to Mazis and Chambertin so usually a bit closed. Sensual and gorgeous. Lots of raciness and freshness. Teacle and freshness. A very successful mixture. Long. 17+/20 points. Drink 2018-2032. (JR)  (1/2014)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.