11/98. Bought in auction, Feb-97 for $100 (imported for $110 net).
Took this wine to a fine restaurant to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary.
Chambertin - the father of all (B) Grand Crus - is, unfortunately too often, not as great as it is supposed to be. This is my first bottle from the Mortet Domaine.
COLOR: Medium deep red, not bad for a 10-years-old (B). Some sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
NOSE: Interesting though not powerful nose. More flowery 'Bourgogne Nose' than usual. Semi-ripe fruit and earthy elements add to the complexity. All in all - very pleasant bouquet
TASTE: Quite tasty though not particularly deep. Fruit and winyness are there, but none is stunning. Vigorous wine with good acidity and less-than-expected tannins. A bit angular.
LENGTH: Long aftertaste but acidity is more there than winyness.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium body with good structure. Should have more stuffing and slightly less acidity. Tannins are well integrated.
OVERALL: Excellent-plus but a bit below par for a Chambertin. May improve with age, though I wouldn't bet on it.
MARK: 17.5/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? No.
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