2020 Domaine Denis Bachelet -Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
Rating 96 - 98+ points
Release Price NA
Drink Date NA
Reviewed by William Kelley
Issue Date 21st Jan 2022
Source January 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate
There are only five barrels of the monumental 2020 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes, a wine Denis Bachelet is inclined to rank alongside his 2002 and 1999 as among the greatest hits of his career. Unfurling in the glass with notes of peonies, rose petals, wild berries, loamy soil, black truffle, exotic spices and blood orange, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with huge concentration, lively acids and beautifully ripe, powdery tannins. Concluding with a long and perfumed finish, it's one of the wines of the vintage.