2018 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Denis Mortet
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Denis Mortet
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
3x75cl
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2018 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU LAVAUX ST JACQUES DENIS MORTET - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Denis Mortet
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £656.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    An outstanding example of this premier cru made from five plots scattered across this substantial vineyard’s slope. Its cool soils and the Combe’s fresh wind mean this vineyard loves sunshine so is ideally suited to the 2018 vintage. Deep purple colour, with hints of chocolate and coffee and wild forest fruits. A bright juicy style, with firm broad tannins. There is a richness and warmth with a deliciously appealing ripe fruit finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is completely de-stemmed and raised in 70% new oak. It has a very well-defined bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry scents, plus pressed rose petal and a touch of orange pith. The palate is very well defined with supple tannins, a perfect line of acidity and a slight confit-like finish. Understated and refined, this will give two decades of drinking pleasure. 2022 - 2044

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 91-94

    A distinctly cool and restrained nose offers up ripe and ultra-fresh aromas of red and dark currant, pungent earth and plenty of forest floor character. The equally sleek, intense and tautly muscular flavors also exude an abundance of minerality on the impressively persistent, compact and youthfully austere finish. This markedly firm effort needs to add depth but it's very promising. Drink 2033+. Outstanding.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is elegant and perfumed this year, bursting with aromas of peonies, orange rind, wild berries and cassis. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and fine-boned, less lavishly textural and more introverted than the Champeaux this year, structured around supple, powdery tannins and succulent acids.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
    Score: 93-96

    Entirely destemmed in contrast to the Arnaud Mortet label of Lavaux. 70% new wood. A lively glowing purple with a very exuberant nose. Perfume and some fresh oak, typical of the cooler sites which really thrive in 2018. Perfect fruit weight behind, deep red raspberry with a long sweet follow through.

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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.