2015 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq TerroirsPinot Noir from France
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"A supremely talented vigneron, Arnaud Mortet is routinely praised for his work in the vineyards, even by his peers. Machines are no longer used in any sites; everything is don...
- 92-94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 89-92 Allen Meadows - Burghound
- 89-92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
92-94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroir comes from five parcels from around the appellation and it includes 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a vibrant bouquet, a melange of blue and black fruit that lends it a Fixin-like personality. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin that are filigree. This has a silky texture, perfectly judged acidity and disarming purity on the finish. This is premier cru quality—period.
It is not a question of whether Arnaud Mortet's 2015 Burgundies kicked arse...but how much. I was totally blown away by these wines that represent the best ever from the domaine. It is not so much a case of a stellar 100-pointers. Perhaps I was anticipating a score in that rarefied air as I approached the grand crus, and they were not quite there. Rather, it is the consistency amongst the village and premier crus that punched well above their wait, forcing me to give scores that might raise a few eyebrows amongst those in the misguided belief that all Burgundy wines adhere to the hierarchy: generic < village < premier < grand cru. These were thrilling wines that sent tingles of pleasure down my spine. "
89-92 Allen Meadows - Burghound
"Outstanding Top Value.
From En Motrot, En Derée, Combe de Dessus, Au Vellé and En Champs; 30% whole cluster.
This is also quite restrained and cool with a similar aromatic profile. There is however more size, weight and power to the solidly concentrated and well-detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent complexity and length for a villages level Gevrey. This is outstanding and well worth your attention."
89-92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Bright red with ruby highlights. Classic, inviting, ripe Gevrey aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, chocolate and minerals. Fine-grained, sappy and savory, with lovely mineral lift to its dark berry flavors. Here the substantial tannins are more refined than those of the Marsannay, giving this lovely village wine a distinctly suave character."
"A supremely talented vigneron, Arnaud Mortet is routinely praised for his work in the vineyards, even by his peers. Machines are no longer used in any sites; everything is done by hand here, and horses are now employed to plough all 1er and Grand Cru vineyards in order to minimize soil compaction.After the tragic death in 2006 of his legendary father, Denis, Arnaud took full control of the domaine, ably carrying on Denis’ dream of making refined, elegant wines. Arnaud’s wines are reaching new levels, as the winemaker looks back to more traditional viniculture techniques. He keeps the yield very low, uses gentler macerations and a smaller percentage of new oak, and has increased the severity of fruit selection.
A perfectionist by nature, and driven by a desire to honor his father’s legacy, Arnaud is making superbly finessed and precise wines, as he continues to evolve this domaine." -Importer
92-94 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
89-92 - Allen Meadows - Burghound
89-92 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|