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2012 Denis Mortet - Gevrey-Chambertin

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 90 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 69888-2012
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (30% new oak): Bright medium red. Aromas of sweet raspberry, licorice, crushed stone and flowers. Dense, juicy and taut, with cool, vibrant berry and mineral flavors nicely framed by harmonious, ripe acidity. Finishes with a whiplash of flavor. The crop level was a modest 35 hectoliters per hectare due to millerandage . Elegant, rich and ripe village wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    A bright, cool and restrained nose speaks of various red berries and plenty of Gevrey style earth scents. There is fine detail and very solid ripeness to the delicious and equally restrained medium-bodied flavors that also exude a fine minerality on the balanced finish that displays just a touch of rusticity. This is a fine Gevrey villages and worth your attention.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Vinous | Rating: 90

    Bright medium red. Musky redcurrant and plum aromas are complicated by game and leather nuances. Sweet and fine-grained, offering rich flavors of red and purple fruits. This elegant, concentrated village wine is already delicious but has the backbone to evolve gracefully.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Charming smoky hints on the nose, then a really sudden expansive red fruit on the palate. Lots of potential here, but it needs time for the flavours to meld properly. Soft tannins, so not for the longer term. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2012 Gevrey Chambertin from the talented Arnaud Mortet seemed a little bashful on the nose, but with aeration it reveals attractive blackberry and wild strawberry scents that are well defined, just a touch of sous-bois with further opening. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded ripe tannin, plenty of bold dark cherry and raspberry fruit that exerts a gentle grip. The acidity is well judged here and there is a finesse on the finish above Village Cru quality. This is simply excellent.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • This relatively young domaine - founded in the early 1980s - has a tragic history. Just as Denis Mortet, and his acclaimed wines, were attaining great success, M. Mortet took his own life (January 2006). However, we are left with a domaine whose immaculate vineyards span 10 hectares in 14 different appellations. The wines are intense, pure, undeniably rich pleasures to drink and age. 100% new French oak is used on all of the wines. The 2005s are the last vintage that he tended from vine to bottle and perfectly honor his limitless passion and commitment to making the very best he could.

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    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 170 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors