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2016 - Domaine Denis Mortet, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques
- Drinking Window:
- Cote de Nuits
- 94-96 WA; 90-92 ST
The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques was affected by 50% to 60% because of the frost, with 20% whole bunch and 70% new oak. It has a very crystalline bouquet with perfumed dark berry fruit, crushed stone and hints of violet that just deliver stupendous precision. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety smooth entry and great depth, with the new oak nicely integrated, although maybe I might have chucked a few more stems in the vat on the finish? Still, this has great potential, a magnificent Lavaux Saint-Jacques that will dazzle for many years to come.
(made from a combination of estate and négociant fruit, which Mortet assembled due to the frost-reduced production; 100% destemmed; aging in 70% new oak): Wild, slightly porty aromas of kirsch, licorice, violet and game. Suave and fine-grained on entry, then tight, youthful and primary in the middle palate, conveying a slightly rustic quality to its flavors of blackberry, blueberry and animal fur. This is distinctly more imploded today than the Champeaux, as well as very ripe and a bit reduced. Here the tannins are a bit tough and medicinal but the finish builds impressively. Difficult to assess in its current phase. Incidentally, Mortet will bottle these two grape sources separately in 2017, one under the Domaine Denis Mortet label and the other under Arnaud Mortet.