1998 denis mortet gevrey-chambertin


1998 Denis Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin
1998 Denis Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin

I’ve opened one of these almost every year since release – it’s rare that I buy a 12-bottle case, but occasionally ‘research’ is important! Frankly, due to the oak treatment this has been a roller-coaster ride. Last year I didn’t think so highly of the wine, the year before, perhaps, being it’s peak – yet this year it’s on decent form again.
1998 Denis Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertintry to find this wine...
The colour is quite deep, but showing plenty of age with a little mahogany cast. The nose is complex with high and low tones; ash, coconut, deeper faintly reductive notes and some sweetness of fruit at its core. Excellent acidity though with a late metallic impression. Decent length, resolved tannin and some reasonable sweet fruit. Interesting and more balanced than the the last time out, less marked by the oak, though the base is still obvious.
Rebuy – Maybe

It seems I’ve been rather tardy in keeping you abreast of Burgundy ‘chatter’ on the interweb, so here’s a list of recent reads:

  • Red Burgundies at BB&R
  • Medieval chunks of iron-work from David Clark
  • Burgundy’s ‘best’ from Eric Asimov
  • Finally, Alix de Montille, courtesy of Bert

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “1998 denis mortet gevrey-chambertin”

  1. Richard Brooks28th February 2009 at 2:53 pmPermalinkReply

    I had a bottle of this a few months ago. What a big beastly wine it is! Good quality but hard work. The very opposite of delicate, transparent Burgundy.

  2. billn1st March 2009 at 4:42 pmPermalinkReply

    @Richard Brooks – Hi Richard – yes an impulse buy from the BB&R en primeur offer for that vintage – their first was the 1996 and they bypassed 1997 – I have to say that none of the 7 bottles drunk to-date have made me think of buying more…

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