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.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Pristine aromas of raspberry, crushed stone and minerals. A step up from the regular village cuvee in density of material. Chewy, ripe and energetic wine with noteworthy elegance and floral lift. This is 13% natural alcohol yet has the inner-mouth tension of a 2010. Finishes with suave, building tannins supported by tactile, penetrating fruit. A great village wine in the making.
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.
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)