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2017 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux St-Jacques" (Previously $230)

SKU #1439232 96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Mortets' five parcels here cover 1.2ha in all, and run from the top of the Combe de Lavaux to the bottom, close to the Clos St-Jacques. Fermented without whole bunches, this is another superb red from Arnaud Mortet, now established as one of the best red winemakers in Burgundy. It's juicy, textured and crunchy, with the acidity that's typical of the terroir and deftly handled 80% new wood. Drinking Window 2025 - 2030.(TA) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is a counterpart to the domaine’s own Lavaux (under the Denis Mortet label) as part of Arnaud Mortet’s own negoçe vineyards. It matures in 75% new oak and unlike the Denis Mortet Lavaux, this includes 30 to 40% whole bunches. It has a fresh and well defined bouquet with sous-bois tinged red berry fruit, crushed stone and a touch of pressed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, a little more saline than the Denis Mortet offering with great precision towards the finish. Excellent.(NM) Inner quote mark (1/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is also performing very well from bottle, unwinding to reveal aromas of wild berries, orange rind, warm spices, raw cocoa, rich soil tones and peonies. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit that entirely conceals the wine's powdery tannins, ripe acids and a perfumed finish. This is a supremely charming Lavaux Saint-Jacques that will offer a broad drinking window. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Firm reduction dominates the fruit today. Otherwise, and as is usually the case, this is easily the biggest and most powerful wine in the range among the Mortet 1ers with its overtly muscular big-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the textured, youthfully austere and very firmly structured finish. This is certainly impressive and especially so for the vintage though I find it somewhat more rustic than usual. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

K&L Notes

92-94pts Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Domaine Denis Mortet have five small plots of Lavaux. There is fair depth of colour here, with a very intense bouquet comprising some new oak and rich fresh fruit. This fills the mouth perfectly, is very gracious, and extends to a lovely smooth even finish. Graceful and classy. Tasted: December 2018."

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