Why Big Red Diary?
13 notes


2004 Mortet Thierry, Gevrey-ChambertinApr. 2009
Medium colour. The nose has more than a hint of 2004 about it, plenty of high-toned cedar but a quick swirl displays the frankly lovely red berry/cherry fruit below. In the mouth it’s a little mineral and perhaps a hint flimsy in the concentration department, but despite that, the flavours are really long in the finish. Slowly the palate’s texture apparently thickens with concentration. If you’re immune to the 2004 cedar it’s a buy.
2005 Mortet Thierry, Gevrey-ChambertinApr. 2009
Medium colour. None of the lovely fruit notes of the 2004, rather a darker, quite sumptuous effect. Dense, but it’s a cushioned concentration and there’s super depth of creamy fruit, and completely buried structure today. Lovely, though it will be a long wait for complexity…
2006 Mortet Thierry, Bourgogne RougeDec. 2008
Medium colour. A lovely unforced and rather precocious pinot nose. Also the fruit on the palate is surprisingly vibrant and pure. This is very enjoyable.
2006 Mortet Thierry, Gevrey-ChambertinDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is a little mineral, but quite tight. Fresh, with pretty fruit and understated structure. The length is almost good. A fine 2006.
2006 Mortet Thierry, Gevrey-Chambertin Vigne BelleDec. 2008
Medium ruby rather than cherry-red. The nose is very tight, a few high tones but little else. In the mouth this is nicely fresh with more intensity and dimension than the ‘basic’ villages. Plenty of structure – will need a few years ‘rest’ in the cellar – it’s very good.
2006 Mortet Thierry, Chambolle-Musigny Vigne BelleDec. 2008
Medium colour with an understated, indeed tight nose. This fills the mouth with both flavour and well anchored tannin. Slowly lingering. This is a balanced and high-quality villages.
2006 Mortet Thierry, Chambolle-Musigny Les Beaux-BrunsDec. 2008
Medium colour. This wine is also a little closed, but higher-tones mix with some minerality. Less tightly knit than the villages but with more concentration and dimension. Will be very nice, but I suggest some patience.
2005 Mortet Thierry, Bourgogne RougeNov. 2007
Medium-pale colour. A sweet and coffee-inflected nose. Ripe and sweet, medium concentration – only the tannin is a little forward, but leave it in the cellar for a year and this should be fine.
2005 Mortet Thierry, Gevrey-ChambertinNov. 2007
A wide nose that showcases a tight core of red fruit. Understated and mouth-watering. Good length. A rather feminine wine.
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