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 Vintage1998 Label 1 of 13 
ProducerDomaine Denis Mortet (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardLavaux St. Jacques
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationGevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2014 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Denis Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 26 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Rechrom on 5/26/2014 & rated 94 points: Deep red with a bit of bricking. Plum and dark fruit and some tar on a complex nose. Dark fruits, black cherry,road tar on a silky and full palate. Very long finish, with a touch of tannic bite remaining. Good acidity. A tiny bit clunky, but things might come together more with age. Has a lot of time left but is very nice right now, the rare two glasser for my wife. (1216 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 3/31/2014 & rated 93 points: Another Casual Burgundy Dinner (RPM Italian - Chicago IL): Incredibly alluring with lots of lush and sweet black fruit aromas with lots of sweet spice. Still showing new oak, but not protruding out of balance. Lots of dense, concentrated fruit with excellent length. Served alongside the 2001, which wasn't quite as integrated but has greater concentration and long-term potential. (1609 views)
 Tasted by cavalpha on 8/1/2013 & rated 90 points: Still full of black fruit and lively acidity after 15 years. Modern style but impressive. (1783 views)
 Tasted by soyhead on 1/16/2013: Nose - elegant toasty nose but with a whiff of burnt tire
Mouth - I can see what this wine was to become - a mid bodied silky fruity wine but unfortunately it is marred by a burnt rubber flavor which was same in the prior 2 bottles. This noxious essence is only barely present in this wine, but its enough to ruin what should be an elegant beauty. I find the 95 and 96 mortet bottlings to be much more badly spoiled. I have tasted this around to various friends and industry professionals and get a wide variety of opinions such as (1) poorly stored (2) barrel taint but not corked (3) awful dunno why and (4) just the funk you might get out of burgundy. I will have to explore the issue further and it's a shame as a 97 mortet champeaux is one of the best burgs I have ever had, but until deemed otherwise I will have to say avoid 1995-8 Mortet wines. Not scored (2205 views)
 Tasted by soyhead on 12/21/2012 & rated 88 points: nose - earth, road tar
mouth - tarry, earth, complex, but seems off. Paul thinks it musnt have been stored properly (2102 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 7/2/2011 & rated 94 points: Popped, decanted and poured 20 minutes later. Powerful spicy nose, almost more Vosne than Gevrey. Palate is dense and powerful with lots of the classic roast meat flavor you would expect from Gevrey. Lots of red and black fruit flavors with great spice. Tasted blind, everybody guessed Grand Cru , no surprise, given the wine's density, elegance and length. Third time I have had this wine in the past two years, with very consistent notes. (2861 views)
 Tasted by Jbray on 6/26/2011: Decanted and poured back in left the bottle open for 7hrs.

Red and bright in color, WOW the nose opens with ripe berry, suave oak that is balanced by earth, very clean and focused.
Palate is in line with the nose showing, cranberry, spice, spot on fruit balance with acid and tannin. This wine is making me smile every time I go back, great showing. In a great place, really easy to drink but could probably go for 5-10 more years. (2663 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 11/3/2010 & rated 92 points: Martine's Wines with Martine Saunier (Knightsbridge - Northbrook IL): Dark fruit on nose with great herbs and spice. Still very young and primary, this wine still has a bit of overt new oak. So much concentration and fruit density helps give this an amazing middle and finish. Lots of fun, while also really interesting. (2374 views)
 Tasted by psmith on 11/3/2010: An Evening with Martine Saunier (Chicago, IL): Meaty wine. Licorice and spice. Nice density and still very youthful. Dark, big wine with lots of extract. Very nice. (2587 views)
 Tasted by cavalpha on 10/6/2010 & rated 91 points: Still young; will benefit from another 1-2 years cellaring. (2331 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 7/2/2009 & rated 96 points: Year-Half-Over Winetasting Dinner (White & Red Burgundy, Cali Pinots & Chards, and Massandra) (Nick's on Main, Los Gatos, California): Medium dark cherry red color; deep, tart berry, cherry, sous bois and mineral nose; lovely, deep, sous bois, tart cherry, black cherry, spic, mineral, structured palate; medium-plus finish (3442 views)
 Tasted by JasonD on 6/17/2007 & rated 94 points: What a beautiful nose of sweet red fruits and a hint of funk. Wonderful, thick mouth feel with plenty of tannins to cut through the alder planked copper river salmon we had with it. This seems to be just hitting its stride, and has plenty of life left. (3633 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 8/28/2006 & rated 93 points: Mostly Gevrey Dinner with Wyncroft (My home - Chicago IL): Ripe fruit with tons of blackberry, black cherry that still have powerful primary flavors. Fantastic sweet tannins support and lengthen the finish. Great now, but with good life remaining. 93 points. Tied for consensus WOTN. (1329 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 5/11/2006 & rated 93 points: Great red cherry and raspberry on the nose with some floral character. Very fruit-driven wine, with great mouth texture. Sweet tannins are perfectly integrated. Exceptional mouth texture. Very long finish was hinting at some earthiness. This wine is showing perfectly right now if you like primary character with just a hint of secondary elements, but will last for a decade+ evolving and taking on complexity. 93 points. (1087 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95
(Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (8/29/2000)
(Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut St. Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2000, IWC Issue #89
(Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/2/2009)
(Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques) Medium dark cherry red color; deep, tart berry, cherry, sous bois and mineral nose; lovely, deep, sous bois, tart cherry, black cherry, spic, mineral, structured palate; medium-plus finish  96 points
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Domaine Denis Mortet

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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