2015 Domaine Denis Mortet 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France


Good dark red. Much more reticent on the nose than the glorious Champeaux but already with superb incipient complexity to its aromas of black raspberry, licorice, silex and game. Fat and rich on entry, then quite backward in the middle and not at all in a sweet phase today. In fact, this is much tighter and stricter than the Champeaux and Mes Cinq Terroirs--and seemingly more marked by its oak component in the early going. Best right now on the palate-staining back end, which shows strong medicinal reserve and supporting mineral spine. This powerful, brooding, youthfully medicinal wine may well outperform the Champeaux in the long run; I hope to be alive then.

92+ points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jan 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
2 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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