2014 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Denis Mortet
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Denis Mortet
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2029
Case size
6x75cl
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2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU LAVAUX ST JACQUES DENIS MORTET - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Denis Mortet
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2029
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,156.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2015

    This is a high class Lavaux, from some of the best vineyard locations in this relatively large 1er Cru. Lovely sweet intense dark fruit aromas, this is a beautifully direct and fresh style with masses of drive and energy. Lots of class and hugely pleasurable.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2015,
    Score: 89-91?

    The 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques is matured in 60% new oak and comprises 20 barrels this year from five different parcels. There is more fruit concentration compared to the Champeaux or the Champonnet, very pure with raspberry, cranberry leaf and cold granite. The palate is medium-bodied with good concentration, a little more bold than Arnaud's other premier crus. Although, I would have liked just a little more weight to come through on the finish. Let's see if this fleshes out by the time of bottling. Drink 2017-2030

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2016,
    Score: 92-94

    Once again there is a background application of oak visible on the intensely earthy and beautifully complex nose of dark berries, fruit, earth, violet and animale scents. There is good size, weight and power to the overtly muscular and stony flavors that possess terrific punch on the firm, austere and built-to-age finish that exhibits simply terrific depth and I particularly like the balance here. In a word, impressive. Sweet spot 92-94. Drink 2026+

  • SM

    Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
    Score: 18.65

    50% new oak. Red fruits, ripe and inviting with some oak notes present on nose and palate…the oak shows more..but with another winter… The fruit is really aromatically ripe and sweet, juicy and fresh. It has lively energy (different from bunched the vigour of the Champeaux) and a silkiness. Juicy. Races on the palate….some really quite exotic notes on the finish…very ripe notes…just at the end a bitter almond and cherry kernel notes. It is good, but needs time to integrate the oak though.

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Producer

Domaine Denis Mortet

For many years, Dénis Mortet worked passionately to create one of the most sought after domaines in Burgundy. He learned about winemaking while working with his father Charles, a cousin of Charles Rousseau. From the early 1990s he built his vineyard area to almost 10 hectares dispersed throughout Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot, Fixin and Marsannay. His exceptional determination and self-criticism drove him in pursuit of the holy grail of Gevrey Chambertin. Year-in and year-out, he aimed for higher and higher ideals believing that there was always better, always purer. Sadly, he has not lived to see his results. After his tragic death in 2006 at the age of just 51, his son, Arnaud, took over vineyard management and winemaking. Since then, this domaine has been soaring to ever-greater heights. In Dénis’s era the wines had been admired for their opulence, but in the past decade Arnaud has redefined the Mortet style as one that ascends towards a pinnacle of finesse and elegance. The dextrous handling of each parcel means the Fixin and Marsannay are as interesting talking points as the Lavaux St Jacques and Clos de Vougeot. The domaine has forged a reputation for organic viticulture par excellence, and the dedicated work in the vineyards is abundantly clear in the cellar. Arnaud has an astonishing gift for managing whole bunch fruit and matching new oak to his pure, crystalline wines.

Region

Gevrey-Chambertin

The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.