2014 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Cinq Terroirs" (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs is a blend of all Arnaud's Gevrey-Chambertin holdings. His late father Denis bottled them separately until 2004 and 2005 when he elected to blend them together -- with Arnaud following in his path, correctly in my humble opinion. Matured in 30% to 35% new oak, it has a brisk, stony red berry bouquet with attractive undergrowth scents percolating through. Very natural. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp structure, almost chalky tannin, very fine acidity, and a little compact towards the finish but it maintains precision from start to finish. This is an excellent Gevrey that comes highly recommended. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Top Value* A brooding but notably fresh nose combines notes of various dark berries, humus, earth and distinct sauvage aromas. There is better concentration, weight and volume to the medium-bodied flavors that deliver plenty of punch and minerality on the admirably complex, balanced and lingering finish. This is a quality Gevrey villages.
(30% new oak; from five climats ranging from the foot of the hillside to high on the slope): Healthy deep red. Lovely precision to the aromas of black raspberry, minerals, licorice and wild herbs. A wine of moderate flesh, but the juicy flavors of dark berries and spices convey a satisfying combination of density and penetration. Very firm, flavorful, honest village wine with noteworthy length and a light touch. And, as in past years, a very successful blend of disparate sites. (ST)
*Good Value* Some chestnut notes on the nose. Rather charming fruit on the palate. Rich! For 2014 anyway. Lots of structure too. Well done.
This wine is due in September, 2016.