TN: 02 Giroud Chapelle-Chambertin & 05 Denis Mortet LSJ

  • 2002 Camille Giroud Chapelle-Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru (5/31/2015)
    Displaying the 02 vintage character, cool yet ripe and concentrated, bright acidity and noticeable but not obtrusive tannins. Perfectly ripe cool red and black fruits, strawberry and blackberry, a slight hint of rotted stem which prevents the fruits to be perfectly pure, a hint of flowers and perfume, mushroom and earth. Good concentration, cool red fruit driven palate impression, strong mineral presence, bright acidity, noticeable tannins and medium finish. It doesn’t have delicate/airy notes like Rousseau but the fruit is still polished. Still very youthful showing almost no tertiary notes. This needs another ten years of cellaring. My wild guess is that the slight rotted stem note will give the wine some resemblance to well made ‘83s. (93 pts.)
  • 2005 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru (5/26/2015)
    Medium expressive nose of round and ripe sweet red and black fruits, tree bark, dark spices and Gevrey earth. Excellent concentration, sweet ripe dark fruit driven palate impression, good acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Once again very concentrated style but pure. Not terribly complex but perfectly enjoyable. Still quite youthful and need another ten years of cellaring. (93 pts.)

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Thanks Kevin. A couple of nice wines from vg vintages.

Kevin…how did you prepare them?

Both were pop and pour and drank over two nights at home.