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1993 Domaine Denis Mortet Chambertain

13% alc.. Before his tragic death by suicide at the age of 49 in 2006, Mortet was a consummate perfectionist who believed in the meticulous management of his 28 acres of vineyards. His wines were bold and frequently extracted, but when he achieved more refinement, they were marvelous. I remember a number of years ago, sampling a number of mid-1990s wines from Mortet and found many heavy-handed. However, I was taken by the Les Champeaux wines and my experience with these led me to delve more deeply into Burgundy. All of his wines were made with 100% new French oak. · The aromatics were striking (dark spiced cherries, vanillin oak) and superceded the flavors. The lively acidity was wanting for a food companion. The body of fruit was on the light side, there was little grip, and the finish was short. Reviewed August 24, 2007

Winery: Domaine Denis Mortet
From article: When I’m Sixty-Four