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2012 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru


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SKU: 50633-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (a blend of Petite Chapelle, Cherbaudes, Bel-Air and Champonnets): Bright medium red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, blood orange, rose petal and spicy oak. At once sweet and velvety on the palate, with a wonderfully spherical shape and lovely framing energy. Delivers an uncanny combination of sucrosite and inner-mouth tension. The piquant, very long finish leaves the taste buds humming. This will already be delicious in a couple years but will probably be even better with seven or eight years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    There is enough reduction on the slightly woody nose to suggest that a good decanting is in order if you're tempted to try a bottle of this young. There is however good freshness and vitality to the mineral-inflected, concentrated and ripe middle weight flavors that possess a slightly rustic but long finish where a trace of wood resurfaces.
    Author: Allen Meadows
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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

    • 18 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors