"Here the expressive nose offers up both upper and lower register aromas of pomegranate, red cherry, earth and underbrush. The notably rich and enveloping medium weight flavors possess excellent delineation and a subtle minerality that carries over to the extract-rich and mouth coating finale. This is first-rate and should drink well both young and with 6 to 8 years of age. Recommended." Burghound
"Denis Bachelet’s superb 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes opens in the glass with a deep nose of crunchy cassis, red cherry and rose petal, mingling with bass notes of rich soil, espresso roast and grilled meat. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and complete, with excellent concentration, succulent acids and rich structuring tannins. Bachelet’s Vieilles Vignes bottling always rewards cellaring, and that will be especially true of this 2015." Robert Parker
"Dark red with ruby tones. Slightly porty aromas of plum, dark raspberry and spices; just this side of too much. Sweet and plush on the palate, with its red and darker fruit flavors complicated by spices and earth. Every bit as accessible as the Côte de Nuits-Villages today owing to its smooth tannins, but this wine has more stuffing. Incidentally, all of the Bachelet ’15s were bottled with between 12.5% and 13% alcohol, following a bit of chaptalization to prolong their fermentations." Vinous
Size: 1.233 ha (3.05 ac)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Planted 1932-1937.
Terroir: Multiple vineyards: Champerrier et Derée, la Justice, Sylvie, la Burie, la Platiére. East-facing, 240m altitude, chalky clay soils.
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée Vinification: 100% destemmed, cold maceration, 2 weeks natural alcoholic fermentation. 16-18 months aging in barrel, no filtration.
Lieux-dit "Champerrier" 5,06ha
Lieux-dit "En Dérée" 2,78ha
Lieux-dit "la Justice" 18,28ha
Lieux-dit "Sylvie" 2,19ha
Lieux-dit "la Burie" 4,75ha
Lieux-dit "la Platiére" 12,71ha