2015 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Denis Mortet - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine Denis Mortet
  • Region Gevrey Chambertin
  • Grape Pinot Noir
  • Drinking 2023 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
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2015 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Denis Mortet - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine Denis Mortet
  • Region Gevrey Chambertin
  • Grape Pinot Noir
  • Drinking 2023 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £2,536.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
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  • Goedhuis, December 2016

    Brilliant purple colour, with wild forest fruits and hints of smoky bacon on the nose. The impact of this cooler vineyard site is apparent in the vibrant palate. A wonderfully lively wine, fresh, pure and immensely elegant.

  • Neal Martin, December 2016, Score: 93-95

    The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques comes from five parcels spread from the bottom to the top. It is matured in 70% new oak with 20% whole bunches. It has wonderful clarity and detail on the nose: a mixture of black and red fruit, cold stone, hints of violet and blood orange. The palate is extremely well balanced, fleshy and generous with layers of raspberry, strawberry, brown spices and a touch of tobacco towards the finish. There is tremendous weight and focus here with a very persistent finish. This is superb Lavaux Saint-Jacques. Drink Date 2020 - 2045

  • Burghound, January 2017, Score: 91-94

    Here the wood treatment is more pronounced though not so much as to stifle the markedly earthy and again notably floral-scented nose of black raspberry liqueur and plum aromas. There is excellent size, weight and richness to the big-bodied and intensely mineral-driven flavors that brim with dry extract before exploding on the wonderfully persistent finish where the wood resurfaces. Like the Champeaux this should be approachable after 7 to 8 years yet if you want to see it at its peak, it will need at least 15 years. Drink 2030+. Sweet spot Outstanding.

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...Read more

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.Read less

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.