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2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, La Perrière, Arnaud Mortet

Côte de Nuits, 1er cru

$179.00 per Bottle


3 Bottles




"Very dark red with ruby highlights. Slightly liqueur-like aromas of cherry and spicy oak. Then energetic but a bit medicinal in the mouth, with blue fruit and mineral flavors conveying less ripeness and depth than the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru. Here the tannins are drier and less giving; this is the first one of these 2016 samples that's a bit rustic on the back end. This premier cru may not have quite enough fleshy to fully support its spine--or perhaps it just needs a longer élevage. Mortet used the younger of his two parcels "to bring freshness and elegance" but admitted that he will need some time "to learn this terroir." He noted that he picked the fruit a bit later and riper in 2017." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2018)

Rating: 89-91

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