Tortochot Chambertin 2018 (1.5L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 1500ml
Winery: Domaine Tortochot
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Gevrey Chambertin
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Burgundy Production:
Alcohol: 13% abv Packing: Original Carton of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AM=94 Here the wood treatment isn't subtle, though neither does it overshadow the very cool red and dark berry fruit aromas that are laced with plenty of earth, spice and pretty floral nuances. There is excellent power and muscle to the broad-shouldered flavours that brim with both dry extract and minerality on the super-saline finish that goes on and on and where the only nit is a touch of warmth. This is also very much built-to-age though it is somewhat less youthfully austere than it usually is. In two words, very promising. Note: from a .39 ha parcel; 100% new wood.
AG=94 The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru has a very refined and elegant bouquet with pure red fruit mixed with sous-bois and wilted rose petals. The palate is very harmonious on the entry with a fine bead of acidity and caressing tannins. A touch of balsamic infuses the plush red fruit on the silky-textured finish. It is not as sophisticated as a Rousseau Chambertin (heaven forbid!) however one could argue that this is cut from a similar cloth.