Has anybody sampled the '09 Tortochot's yet? Haven't had much experience with the produce until this vintage but the price is right. I thought the Lavaux St. Jacques was pretty tasty Any thoughts?
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Yes I visited Tortochot last year and tasted the 2009s. I liked the wines a lot - although actually slightly preferred the 2008s which came across as a little fresher and more red fruited than black fruited. However that was my view across quite a few different domains.
I did really like the 2010s there - so will be looking forward to trying them when I visit again in April.
I gather they have suddenly had orders from all over the place since Meadows gave good reviews for the 2009s. I'm starting to think he likes things a bit riper than I do.
The Lavaux St Jacques seems to offer good value for me.
Yes I have been buying Tortochots wine since 2002, and the quality has improved steadily with increasing fruit and roundness.
I am a big fan of both 2008, 2009 and 2010 wines, where the 2009 wines are quite easy to drink. I always by the Lavaux St Jacques and the Mazy and also some of the commune wines, which are priced very reasonably. The Mazy 2008 is one of the best red burgundies I have tasted.
Seems that Meadows prefer the Chambertin, but to me the Mazy has a broader palet.
For the 2010 vintage I have just tasted bottled samples of her commune wines, and to me the 2010 vintage seems to be a perfect vintage with a lot of red fruits and perfect acidity.
But be aware of the 40% decrease in yield of 2010 - this vintage may be sold out very quickly.
I just picked up some Lavaux from a local store. They have some 2005 Mazy at decent pricing, for a GC. Have you tried this one, Otto?
I hardly ever buy GC's: the quality premium doesn't usually line up with with the price difference.Posted 7 months ago #
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