This is Mortet’s ‘super Gevrey’ from an outstanding clutch of five terroirs (the ‘Cinq’ in the name). These vineyards include En Motrot, situated between the church and Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, close to Clos Saint-Jacques; Au Vellé, very close by, under Petits Cazetiers; La Combe du Dessus situated at the top of the Brochon slope, just northeast of Gevrey itself; En Champs directly below Gevrey’s 1er Cru Champeaux (the vines here are over 70 years old) and En Dérée, below En Champs on the Brochon border. Only 30% new barrels were used here and 30% whole bunches were used. As the notes below make clear, this is simply outstanding and would have no problem passing for 1er or even grand cru in a blind line up.
“The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs was reduced by 30% production, with 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a well-defined blackberry and wild strawberry bouquet with subtle rose petal aromas. The palate is well balanced with supple red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, just a subtle chalkiness to the texture toward the finish, but a very mineral-rich aftertaste in situ. This is a replica of the brilliant 2015.” 92-94 points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #234.
“Outstanding. A ripe, ultra-fresh and airy nose features notes of red cherry, pungent earth and plenty of sauvage character. The sleek, intense and muscular medium-bodied flavors possess a lovely sense of energy on the lingering if slightly warm finish. This is a terrific Gevrey villages and well-worth checking out.” 90 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 73.