2012 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From 65 to 70-year old vines towards Brochon and aged in 30% new oak, the 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes has a very perfumed, floral bouquet with hints of wilted violet petals and dried quince infusing the red fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied, very pure opening. This is very expressive and beautifully balanced with real mineralite coming towards the long finish. Feminine and endearing, this is a lovely Gevrey-Chambertin. (NM)
One of the more expressive, layered wines in the range, the 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin (Vieilles Vignes) boasts stunning depth and pure textural richness. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, menthol and spice notes all flesh out in a supple, inviting Burgundy loaded with near-term appeal.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Subtle but not invisible wood sets off cool, pure and impressively elegant aromas of red currant, plum and distinct sauvage notes. There is a lovely refined mouth feel to the delineated and equally cool middle weight flavors that brim with minerality on the linear and balanced finish. A classic Champeaux of finesse and refinement.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Healthy dark red. Wild, expressive nose combines raspberry, redcurrant, coffee, game and leather. Ripe, broad and sweet, but also with very good energy and thrust to the flavors of raspberry, milk chocolate and minerals. Really saturates the palate without leaving any impression of undue weight. The serious, ripe tannins should support slow development in bottle. "We're lucky always to have healthy levels of acidity in our Gevrey wines," noted Arnaud Mortet. A splendid village bottling.
Deep cherry red. Very dark fruited, oak spice, and a slight smoky reductive note. Rich and sweetly oaky on the palate. Rounded and velvety texture. Finesse and length. (JH)