A visit to Bachelet-Monnot is always something to which one looks forward. The white wines emanating from here are some of the most precise and incisive Chardonnays to be found anywhere. The less-talked-about reds are also stunning and seriously good value; the Bourgogne Blanc here will cellar for many years.
2019 Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
£87 in bond per 6
"The 2019 Bourgogne Blanc offers attractive lime flower and crushed chalk aromas on the nose. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, quite leesy in the mouth with touches of hazelnut and almond on the Meursault-like finish. Very fine." Neal Martin
2019 Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière Blanc, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
£129 in bond per 6
"The 2019 Maranges La Fussières 1er Cru Blanc had a very late malo that finished a month before my visit. Granny Smith apple, freshly sliced pear and a squeeze of lemon form the well-defined nose, whilst the palate is effervescent on the entry, taut and linear with a tense, saline finish. It’s strictness is its virtue." Neal Martin
2019 Puligny Montrachet Village, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
£219 in bond per 6
"The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Village offers gunflint and green apples on the strict, tightly wound nose, a touch of petrichor with time. The palate is very saline on the entry, harmonious and focused. Touches of blackcurrant leaf lend another layer of complexity on the mineral-rich finish. Great persistence here, very saline and just superb for a Village Cru." Neal Martin
2019 Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière Rouge, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
£120 in bond per 6
Deep blue-ish ruby: lovely colour. Lovely pure and ripe domestic fruit. There’s plum and raspberry fruit of impressive ripeness and purity. Touch of mint. Rich, plush entry. Red fruits swaddle the tongue softly. Then it gains cool limestone grip and spice. Very long wine, becoming more direct after a very hedonistic opening. Nippy, spicy grip lasts long. There’s some decently fresh acidity within. Delicious and will come ‘round quite soon, I think.
2019 Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Boutière, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
£120 in bond per 6
Deep blue-ish ruby: lovely colour. Dark, a touch smoky, with a hint of violet to the snappy black plum fruit. There’s again something sweetly ripe here. And lots of sweet spice, plus a mild chocolate thing. Richer and darker, as ever. Picks up very good tang along the way, as well as a violet continuation. Rich burgundy, with integrated, spicy tannins that pull themselves increasingly upright, become increasingly incisive. Finishes in nippy structure, with really fresh incisive grip. Very long. Perhaps more dimension at the finish.
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