Grapelive Latest: April 8

Grapelive Daily Pick

By Kerry Winslow

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mortet07gcvv.gif2007 Domaine Denis Mortet Gervrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Red Burgundy, France.
Without question this is a super wine and a great effort, considering the serve selection the vintage demanded of the winemakers in Burgundy and it seems almost pure fruit, and very clear and clean. The nose is roses and red berries, and the palate is very direct and focused with lots of bing cherry, raspberry and soft tannins. This may not last forever, but it is very pleasing and elegant with less earthy and gamey flavors than is per usual. There is some smoky wood notes and creamy textures, along with a mineral note and lengthy finish, all is all a lovely wine. Sadly it is a big jump in price due no doubt to the tiny amount of grapes they had to sort through, but still in such a vintage it is hard to justify the price hike.
($162 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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