Domaine Tortochot, Propriétaire à Gevrey Chambertin, Bourgogne
Domaine Tortochot à Gevrey Chambertin en Bourgogne

Millésime 2013

Jancis Robinson - Clos de Vougeot 2013

Clos de Vougeot grand cru 2013:
All the wines of differents producers of Clos de Vougeot have been tasted, blind , in the offices of importer Fine and Rare London on 30 th of october 2015.

Our Grand cru Clos de Vougeot 2013 obtains the note of 18/20 by Jancis Robinson (english MW).
She said one of favorite Clos de Vougeot 2013 was made by Chantal tortochot who owns only 0.21 ha of Clos de Vougeot, a narrow strip of the bottom half of the vineyard.

This wine tasted blind. Light cherry red. A suggestion of violets on the nose. Pungent with one of the more minerally sets of flavoursthan most. Very appetising and racy. Pure and fresh. Confident. Long.

Drink: 2023-2039

Guide Hachette

40 000 vins goûtés à l'aveugle par 1 500 dégustateurs professionnels. 10 000 vins retenus.

Ce domaine fut fondé en 1865. Il est régulierement selectionné pour ses Gevrey et ses Mazis Chambertin.
En 1997 Chantal MICHEL TORTOCHOT (quatrième génération) ancienne contrôleuse de gestion dans l'industrie bourguignonne a repris les vignes familiales : un beau parcellaire de 12 ha (dont 10 % de Grands Crus et autant de 1ers Crus) certtifiés bio depuis 2013.

Gevrey 1er Cru les Champeaux 2013 :
Le nez évoque les fruits noirs confiturés matines d'une note empyreumatique. Le palais fut montre de délicatesse et de subtilité (un dégustateur évoque Chambolle) si ce n'est pas une petite pointe de fermeté en finale. Un ensemble équilibré qui gagnera son étoile après un passage en cave. A accorder avec boeuf en daube.

Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2013 :
Un grand vin comme ce terroir mis entre de bonnes mains sait en livrer.
Le nez propose des notes poivrées de cassis frais et de fruits rouges. Une attaque souple soyeuse et fruitée ouvre sur un palais onctueux, d'une grande élégance et d'une réelle finesse. Des qualités qui ne l'empêchent pas d'affirmer aussi la structure solide qui fait aussi la réputation des grands crus de Gevrey Chambertin. Ce Mazis très bien proportionné ira chercher en cave sa deuxieme étoile, d'ores et déja toute proche.

Guide Bettane Desseauve 2016

Domaine classé *
Les meilleurs grands crus du Domaine sont plus élégants et complexes que la moyenne, notamment l'excellent Clos de Vougeot

Coup de coeur pour le Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot 2013 :
Remarquable élégance, un clos raffiné, aristocratique, vraiment accompli, montrant certainement ce que ce producteur peut faire quand il fait ce qu'il faut. Recommandé - Note : 17/20

Burgundy Report - Bill Nanson - Mai 2015

Tasted in Gevrey with Chantal Tortochot, 6th May 2015.


Bill Nanson sampled wine direct from the barrel for the first time in 1996. After moving to Switzerland for his job in 2000, he was able to travel to Burgundy much more often and eventually set-up this website as a bit of a hobby in 2002. Over the years, visiting Burgundy more and more often, and enthusiastically ‘doing’ the harvest every year since 2004; “I really believe that having each vintage’s grapes in my hands brings an added dimension to my positioning of those vintages – and let’s not forget that producers talk about the grapes being 95% of the vintage quality – of-course that’s discounted by writers that don’t do it!”

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At the start of 2012 the publishers of (undoubtedly) the finest wine magazine the world, The World of Fine Wine, published ‘The Finest Wines of Burgundy’ – written by Bill Nanson, which turned out to be the biggest selling publication in their series! Beginning in 2014, after deciding to decline ‘the package’ for a business relocation to Germany, Bill Nanson took an apartment in Beaune and decided to concentrate on his Burgundy Reports, wine tours for visitors to Chablis and the Côte d’Or plus burgundy wine events near his Swiss home, in Bern.

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Domaine Tortochot is a family estate, which from 1865 was easily built up in the face of falling land prices due to phylloxera. Paul Tortochot was the first, followed by Felix, Gabriel and today Chantal, the 4th generation. This domaine owns 12 hectares, 80% of-which are in the villages appellation, 10% premiers and grand crus: They have 7 rows of Clos de Vougeot that usually provide enough for 3 barrels.

Chantal has been at the domaine since 1997, having previously worked in the finance department of a petrochemical company; she returned to Gevrey aged 35 and studied at the Jules Guyot, her father was already 80 years old and died in 2001 so they had just 5 years of working together. It was Chantal who really established the commercialisation in bottle, before that her father hadn't been so well, so was selling 100 barrels per year to Joseph Drouhin – for a slightly easier life. It was only the villages wines that were sold to Drouhin, so from a potential total of 60,000 bottles Chantal's father sold about 10,000 from the domaine, predominantly the most important appellations. The clients of Chantal's father were similarly around 80 years old, so Chantal notes that she had to quickly rebuild her list of clients too - as the list was 'waning.' Today all the domaine's produce is commercialised in bottle.

The bottle storage building which adjoins the cuverie was built in 2000, and as you walk through the cuverie you may notice a wooden St.Vincent who looks remarkably Japanese in expression – Chantal said it brought luck – the first orders came in from Japan after this piece arrived! Also it's worth noting that the garden of the house has a super view towards the Combe de Lavaux.

The vines and wines...

The domaine is organic certified for their whole 12 hectares - that’s 28 parcels for 11 wines.

Large stainless steel tanks and others with enamel coatings are used for fermentation: 5-7 days of cold maceration after destemming, no auto pigeage. A mix of coopers and there's no racking. The wines stay in their barrels, on their fine lees, until the following December.

Chantal notes that 2014 was a good yield, finally, after 4 not so good yielding vintages. We had a quick look at some of those latent 14s in barrel – Gevrey Les Corvées, 19 barrels. Gevrey Lavaux St.Jacques, 13 barrels to be bottled in spring, 50% new oak was used. And Mazis – 8 barrels with about 80% new oak.

The last wine, a 2007 was easily my favourite wine tasted; there was a level of delicousness far ahead of my impressions of the young wines – maybe something for me to learn more about here – because generally I found the aromatics of the young wines not especially inviting. Maybe that is exactly the style of the domaine and you should judge their wines more as they mature than in their embryonic phase. So something of a challenge for the first time taster here, but if Chantal allows me to return, I hope to gauge how these wines show with more maturity…

Chantal on the 2103s:
“2013 is very classical, a late harvested vintage. I like 2013 more than 2012 which was rich but less representative of Burgundy. I really like 2013’s purity. 2012 was 40% lower yielding versus 20% lower in 2013. Actually we have lost 1.2 vintages during the 2010-2013 period – if you take 2009 as a standard yield. These 2013s will be bottled between September 2015 and January 2016.”

2013 Bourgogne
In Gevrey’s Grand Champs – “The same soil as and subsoil as surrounding villages-rated plots.”
Just a little savoury aroma on the nose. Fills the mouth well, there is good energy too, though I find this wine rather modest until the late mid-palate and finish where there is some weight of good flavour and a nice perfume.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Jeunes Rois
From 30-year-old vines.
Also a little savoury, indeed almost saline aromas. Bigger in the mouth, more intense for sure and with nice balance. I find a slowly growing tannin but it’s well under the radar and fine. Perfumed in the finish again.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier
60-year-old vines “usually with a low yield – 30 hl/ha.”
Again a little savoury, this time with a slowly growing lift of flowers. Fine texture, plenty of acidity and intensity – good flavour here. The silky tannin is well hidden. Good finishing flavour too, again with perfume this is very tasty.

2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier
Darker colour. More depth and weight to the nose, less savoury and perhaps will tend toward mushrooms and leaves but a fine fruit note through the middle too. A little richer, perhaps with a savoury element here. But certainly a little more concentrated. Nose gets nicer and nicer.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques
About 50 years old vines.
A nicely complex nose here; wide and appealing. Mouth-filling with a little richness. A salty impressive mid-palate flavour with a faintly mouth-watering finish. Good intensity of flavour in the finish. I like this!

2013 Charmes-Chambertin
52 year-old vines, 60% new barrels used in elevages.
A tight aromatic. Round, some energy and complexity – also a little rusticity but this is full flavoured and complex.

2013 Mazis-Chambertin
Also a little tight but seemingly wider and more complex aromas. Round, complex and with good energy – a fine intensity, indeed burst of flavour in the mid-palate before slowly decaying. Good!

2013 Clos de Vougeot
70 year-old vines.
Modest but fine aromatics with a slowly growing depth. Quite big scale in the mouth, fine balance and with very good energy, very good weight of flavour in the mid-palate too. Nice sweetness to the fruit here, I think this very tasty indeed.

2007 Charmes-Chambertin
A little more orange to the colour. Lovely aromas, sweet, leaves. Big, and round, lots of flavour and lots of interest, freshness and lovely taste. This is drinking really well right now

Wine Advocate de Issue 219 dated from June 2015

All these wines have been tasted in February 2015

Chambertin Grand Cru 2013:  93

This chambertin comes from the limit with the forest that produces a low yield ( in one year they cut the trees and the yields increased by 20 %).Matured in fine new barrels, it has a perfumed bouquet with red currant, cranberry and sous bois notes with a touch of oyster shell.The palate is very well balanced with crisp red berry fruit, fine mineralite, with a sense of energy and poise on the finish.There is a fine substain here, a great contribution to the vintage and the Domain's top wine in 2013.

Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2013:  92
This wine was bottled in december and aged in 100 % new oak.Even though there is more new wood than the charmes here on the Mazis I find superior integration and it is in sync with the fruit.The palate is medium bodied with firm but supple tannins,good body and density but with sufficient elegance on the finish.This is a broad shouldered Mazis Chambertin that should reward cellarling.

Gevrey Chambertin Champerrier vieilles Vignes 2013:  91
It comes from vines planted by Felix Tortochot back in 1920.In 2013 it was cropped at less than 30 hl/ha.It has a well definedbouquet with raspberry and crushed strawberry fruit, but it was more closed than the corvees tasted along side.The palate is medium bodied clean and pure with fine tanninsred berry fruit with a focused harmonious finish that displays more elan that Tortochot's other two Gevrey chambertins.This is one of my picks from Tortochot in 2013.

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 2013:  91
It has a little more brightness and vivacity on the nose compared to the Lavaux st Jacques.The palate has more body than the lavaux with a gentle grip.This is quite structured and masculine, a little sappiness coming through on the firm, you might say"stout"finish that has fine persistency.This is well crafted , gutsy Champeaux that will repay 2-3 years in the cellar.

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2013:  90
It offers brambly red berry fruit on the nose with touches of woodland autumn leaf coming through.The palate is nicely balanced with supple tannin, brisk red berry fruit laced with minerals and a pleasant citric note on the bright and lively finish.Sprightly and vivacious though perhaps not as long term as its peers, this will still give drinking pleasure over the next 6-8 years.

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2013 :  90
Matured in 80 % new oak , this wine was bottled in december It has a straight forward bouquet with brambly red berry fruit perhaps a little rustic and missing a little complexity.It has plenty of sappy black fruit, good structure, but needs a little more flesh and persistence on the bay leaf infused finsh.Cellar this for a couple of years and see what come out of the other side.

Gevrey Chambertin Les corvées 2013 :   89
This gevrey has an animally bouquet that chantal thought might be Brett, though she had the wines anlyzed and there is no evidence of that.The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins , nicely balanced, with a slightly tapered finish that needs just a little more cohesion.Not a complex Gevrey chambertin for sure , but there is an innocent charm about it.

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013 :  88
It comes fromone of the smallest holdings in the grand Cru , just seven raws of 70 years old vines planted in 1945.
Matured in 100 % new oak , it has a lifted bouquet with blackberry , dark plum and touches of undergrowth and autumn leaves in the nose.The palate is medium bodied with supple ripe tannins, a little candied with a grippy finish that needs 4 or 5 years for the oak to fully integrate.This is a decent Clos e Vougeot although I would have preferred less oak to come through, even at this early stage.

Gevrey Chambertin Les Jeunes Rois 2013:  87
From 30 year old vines,this wine has blackplum and blackcurrent on the nose, what you might call a placid bouquet that gently unfolds.The palate is a little chewy on the entry with a gentle grip.There is plenty of dark berry fruit faced with bay leaf leading to a structured slightly curt but pleasing finish.

Morey St Denis 2013 :  86
It comes from the lieux dits of " clos des ormes"and "Aux chezeaux"It has a light raspberry and strawberry nose with a sense of linearity and focus, a village cru keeping something back for later.the palate is medium bodied with a rounded pastille like entry.There is good sucrosity with a fruit driven easy drinking finish.enjoy this over the next 3-5 years.

Morey 1er cru Aux charmes 2013:  85?
It comes from 40 year old vines and sees 50 % new oak.
The nose is quie backward and probably needs another year to open.
The palate is balanced but just feels a little monotone toward the finish;This was a perplexing showing that felt a bit like drinking a car that had stalled.

Bourgogne pinot noir Cuvee Fine Selection 2013 : 85
This wine was bottled in september comes from lieu dit of " grands champs" It has a pretty strawberry and morello cherry nose that seems a little flighty.
The palate is fresh and crisp with good depth for a generic Burgundy with a pleasant simple salive finish.
Enjoy this over the next couple of years.

View from the cellar issue 56 by John Gilman

John Gilman is one of the most inflential american wine commentator, particularly among serious enthusiasts and collectors who subscribe to his bi monthly periodical view from the cellar.

However despite his reputation as a connaisseur of the rarefied sphere of the world's gretest wine, john's interest lies equally with teaching the glories of more pedestrian wines to anyone seeking a deeper and richer culinary life.He lives in New York.

2013 Bourgogne Pinot noir fine selection


2013 Morey St Denis


2013 Gevrey Les Jeunes Rois


2013 Gevrey Les Corvees


2013 Gevrey Champerrier vieilles vignes


2013 Morey 1er Cru Aux Charmes


2013 Gevrey 1er Cru Lavaux st Jacques


2013 Gevrey 1er cru Les Champeaux


2013 Grand Cru Charmes Chambertin


2013 Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin


2013 Grand Cru chambertin


2013 Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot


2000 Grand Cru Mazis chambertin 91

Domaine Tortochot (Gevrey-Chambertin)
This was my first visit ever to Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin and I was quite impressed by the range of wines that I tasted. These are not yet in the very top division in Gevrey, but they are moving up the ranks and with a bit more sophisticated use of new wood (which the Chef de Cave told me is being decreased a bit with each passing vintage), they could be right there with the most celebrated estates in the village. There is a superb combination here of old vines, great vineyard holdings and an obvious desire to make improvements each year, and the future certainly looks good at Domaine Tortochot. Like many domaines in Gevrey-Chambertin these days, there is still a fairly hefty percentage of new wood used across the board here- roughly eighty percent for the grand crus and fifty to sixty for the premier crus, and I do not really see what this much new oak brings to the equation. Given the great vineyard holdings here, would not a third new wood for the premier crus and fifty percent for the grand crus allow the terroir in each wine to play an even more prominent role? In any case, there are a lot of good things in the cellar here and this is an up and coming domaine that certainly merits more attention. And, I noticed that this is one domaine in Gevrey that still has some stocks of older wines (witness the tasting note on the 2000 Mazis-Chambertin at the end of the lineup of 2013s) and there are some wines on the list here that would be very welcome by sommeliers the world over, for importers wishing to offer a few mature wines from Domaine Tortochot. The village wines here were all bottled in January of 2015, the premier and grand crus in December of 2014). The domaine very kindly provided me with a fine technical sheet on all the 2013s, but which I forgot back in my office in New York, and as I am now in South Africa finishing up the newsletter before I start my tastings here, I will have to include more of the background information on each wine when I write up the 2014s on my next visit. As this was my first visit to the domaine and I was tasting the wines still fairly soon after their bottling, I have scored most of them within a range, as I do not have the experience with the domaine’s wines to know how well the new wood will integrate with bottle age. I would suspect that most wines will ultimately land at the upper end of the range of scores.

2013 Bourgogne Rouge - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 Bourgogne rouge from Domaine Tortochot was bottled in July of 2014 and is still a bit reserved in profile and in need of a bit of bottle age to blossom. The bouquet is a blend of black cherries, dark berries, a touch of soil, cocoa and cedar. On the palate the wine is medium-full and youthful, with a good core and very solid length and grip on the slightly chewy finish. This needs some time to blossom, but should be pretty tasty in due course. 2017-2025. 85.

2013 Morey St. Denis - Domaine Tortochot
Like so many domaines with most of the cellar comprised of wines from one village, the 2013 Tortochot Morey AC has a nice touch of Gevrey character to its aromatic profile, which is quite attractive. The fine nose wafts from the glass in a mix of red and black cherries, grilled meats, dark soil tones, mustard seed, espresso and spicy new wood. On the palate the wine is medium-full, pure and nicely reserved, with a good core of fruit, fine transparency and a long, tangy and moderately tannic finish. Good juice in the making here. 2019-2040+. 89+.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin “les Jeunes Rois” - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 les Jeunes Rois is not quite as focused as the Morey AC, and perhaps it is just a bit more agitated from the mise. The wine is made from a parcel of thirty to forty year-old vines and offers up a bouquet of red and black cherries, dark soil, mustard seed, cedary wood and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is medium-full and quite transparent, with a good core, but a bit muddled on the backend at the present time, with some uncovered wood tannins poking out on the backend. This will need a few years to pull itself together, but if it can attain some of the same precision of the Morey AC, then it will be quite good. 2019-2035. 85-87

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin “les Corvées” - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 les Corvées was still a bit reduced at the time of my visit, but with a bit of coaxing, the wine reveals a bouquet of black cherries, cassis, French roast, dark soil tones and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, young and nicely balanced, with moderate tannins, good mid-palate intensity and a long, bouncy and youthful finish. This is not completely happy about being tasted so soon after its bottling, but it appears to be well-made and should drink quite nicely with five or six years of bottle age. 2020-2040. 87-89

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin “Champerrier” Vieilles Vignes - Domaine Tortochot
The Champerrier bottling is produced for a parcel of sixty year-old vines and is clearly the finest of the range of village wines form Domaine Tortochot. The deep and complex nose wafts from the glass in a mix of black cherries, cassis, grilled meats, woodsmoke, dark soil tones and cedary new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely soil-driven in personality, with a good core, moderate tannins and fine length and grip on the still quite youthful finish. This is a beautiful example of how more breed and complexity might emerge if the percentage of new wood were toned down a bit for these wines, as I would love to see the terroir here featured front and center, as the wine would absolutely sing if crafted with an eye towards promoting the minerality in the blend. Still, this is a very good wine in the making. 2020-2045. 89-90+

2013 Morey St. Denis “aux Charmes” - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 Morey premier cru of aux Charmes from Domaine Tortochot is quite a bit more marked by its new wood component than most of the village wines, and I am not sure if this is necessarily a good thing for its overall complexity. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of cherries, gamebirds, mustard seed, a nice dollop of soil and plenty of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and offers a goodly amount of soil signature under the new wood, with solid mid-palate intensity, but a backend that is pretty pinched from its heavy load of lumber. The tannins here seem mostly to be fruit tannins, rather than oak tannins, and the wine should have enough stuffing to absorb its new wood with sufficient bottle age, but less would be so much more when it comes to new oak for this wine. 2021-2045+? 86-90

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin “Lavaux St. Jacques” - Domaine Tortochot
The Tortochots’ parcel in Lavaux St. Jacques is planted with vines that are more than fifty years of age, and these old vines seem to have provided even a bit more stuffing to carry its equally hefty percentage of new wood. The youthful bouquet offers up scents of red and black cherries, dark soil tones, coffee bean, a bit of grilled meat, woodsmoke and again, plenty of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is focused, full-bodied and still quite primary, with good balance and depth at the core, with bright, tangy acids, good grip and a long, tannic finish. Again, this wine needs a bit of bottle age to fully integrate its new wood, but the wine has the depth of fruit to do so with some time in the cellar and should prove to be quite good. 2022-2050. 88-91

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin “Champeaux” - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 Champeaux was also still a bit reductive when we opened it in April and needed a fair bit of swirling to really blossom, but showed a good wine once it had come around. The new wood here is again far more than I would use if I were the winemaker here, but the wine should absorb it with bottle age. The really quite complex bouquet is a blend of black cherries, plums, grilled meat, dark soil tones, a touch of nutmeg, mustard seed and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and solid at the core, with very good focus and grip and a long, ripely tannic finish that has some wood tannins on the backend to absorb. This too should have adequate stuffing to carry its wood with time, but it could be even finer with less new oak. 2023-2055. 89-91

2013 Charmes-Chambertin - Domaine Tortochot
Domaine Tortochot has forty year-old vines in Charmes-Chambertin and the wine carries its new wood (eighty percent) pretty well on the nose, but will need some bottle age to better integrate this component on the palate. The bouquet is first rate, wafting from the glass in a fine mix of red and black cherries, cocoa, a nice touch of meatiness, dark soil tones and spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very transparent on the attack, with a fine core of fruit, lovely focus and a long, tannic finish. This will be complex and classy in the fullness of time, but it will need a good seven or eight years to blossom (and integrated its new wood) before it really starts to sing. I was imagining this wine done mostly in one wine barrels and I have little doubt that the results would be very exciting indeed. That said, this will be a good wine with sufficient bottle age. 2023-2060. 89-92+

2013 Mazis-Chambertin - Domaine Tortochot
The 2013 Mazis-Chambertin from Domaine Tortochot is a lovely and classic example of this fine vineyard, but it too will need bottle age to integrate its new wood. The bouquet offers up a nascently complex mélange of black cherries, sweet dark berries, grilled meat, dark soil tones, a touch of lavender, woodsmoke, spicy oak and a bit of coffee tones as well from the barrels. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, young and nicely soil-driven, with a good core, tangy acids and a long, chewy and youthful finish. This will be just fine with bottle age, but again (and I hate to sound like a broken record) this could be even better with less new wood. 2023-2060. 89-92+

2013 Chambertin - Domaine Tortochot
The domaine has sixty year-old vines in their excellent parcel of Chambertin and there is a great wine under its veneer of new wood in 2013. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, plums, cocoa, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and plenty of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and offers a very good core, with excellent soil signature, sound acids and a long, tannic and focused finish. I get the sense that the wine is starting to rise up from under its new wood and will come right with bottle age, with the fruit and soil tones taking over the center stage in the wine, but it will take some years for this to happen. If Jean-Louis Trapet can make such a brilliant Chambertin with forty percent new oak, why not try a bit less here? However, this is still going to be a very good wine when the wood integrates and will be well worth drinking down the road. 2023-2070. 90-93

2013 Clos Vougeot - Domaine Tortochot
The Tortochots’ parcel in Clos Vougeot is there oldest vines, as these are over seventy years of age. The wine is really a lovely example of this grand cru, with a sense of old vine sappiness in the core that carries the wood very well indeed. The bouquet offers up scents of red plums, black cherries, cocoa, a lovely base of soil, gamebirds, woodsmoke and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and nicely balanced, with a good core, ripe tannins and a very long, soil-driven and nascently complex finish. This will be lovely with some bottle age. 2023-2060. 91-93

2000 Mazis-Chambertin - Domaine Tortochot
The 2000 Mazis-Chambertin from Domaine Tortochot is quite tasty and is now into its apogee of maturity and drinking very well. This is an old school example, wafting from the glass in a mélange of dark berries, hung game, sous bois, coffee, woodsmoke and a hint of chocolate. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and tasty, with a solid core of fruit, fine soil signature and a long, complex finish. There is still a bit of backend tannin that gives the wine good grip today, but this wine is now drinking very well and is a good, solid bottle of Mazis. There are several other wines from this era available on the domaine’s list and these would really be a nice way to get the Tortochot wines a bit higher profile in some of the top restaurants in places like New York or London. I get the sense that the winemaking today at the domaine is even a bit more refined than was the case back then and this augurs quite well for the future of the 2013s. 2015-2030. 91

Decanter Magazine Février 2015

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In the Decanter Magazine of February 2015 our wine Tortochot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013 has been selected in the list of the top Burgundy wines of the vintage 2013. It has been selected by steven Spurrier.
Steven Spurrier is a british wine expert who has been described as a champion of french wines.
This wine has been tasted in January 2015 during the OW Loeb tasting in London

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Cuvée Fine selection 2013:
From an old established gevrey chambertin estate with very old vines,this is a wonderful expression of northern cote de Nuits wine. Drink 2016-2019.

From - January 2015

Tim Atkin is an english award winning writer and english Master of Wine with 28 years of experience.
He gave the tortochot wines good scores.All these wines have been tasted in london in January 2015.(O W LOEB tasting)

Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvées 2013 


Morey St Denis 2013   


Bourgogne pinot noir Cuvée Fine sélection 2013


Gevrey Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 2013


Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux St Jacques 2013


Grand Cru Charmes Chambertin 2013 


Grand Cru Chambertin 2013


Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot 2013


Notes from Jancis Robinson an english master of wines during the tasting in London at OW LOEB on 14 th of January 2015

Bourgogne Pinot noir Fine selection 2013


Chambertin Grand Cru 2013


Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2013


Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013


Gevrey Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 2013


Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2013


Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvees 2013


Morey St Denis 2013


Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Mid ruby.A bit reduced.perhaps post bottling shock?Nice sweet, gentle fruit on the palate could well be GC.

Chambertin Grand Cru:
just 5 barrels bottled in january 2015 .Mid crimson.Definitively the most concentrated of the tortochot stable.Something almost medicinal on the nose.Chock full of fruit though not the richness of the great chambertins.Lack the freshness of the Clos de Vougeot.But it is certainly impressive.

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru:
Mid crimson.Mildly fruity nose.Really rather gentle with the weight of fruit distracting from the convincing structure.Quite a winner but I think the Lavaux St Jacques is probably better value.

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru:
Unusually for chantal, not yet bottled just three barrels produced.Crimson.Savoury and with medium concentration only but very nice balance.Juicy fruit.With Zip and elegance.Really very pleasing even if not a powerhouse.

Gevrey Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes:
Unusually for chantal, not yet bottled .Mid crimson. Firmly constituted.Relatively spicy and just a hint of the sort of cherry fruit you encounter in a really opulent vintage.Lively and with a hint of vegetation on the palate.Very confident but not hurry to drink.

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St jacques:
New more modern label she is introducing even though her New york importer T Edwards prefers the old one. Deep ruby, very attractively perfumed.Rather gentle fruit and then packaged up with quite a bit of tannin. Lively and beguiling for the future.

Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvees:
Mid ruby.Libe the bourgogne, a bit reduced.Bottle shock?Firm and confident juicy fruit on the palate with fine tannins underneath still very youthful.

Morey St Denis:
Very correct and mouthfilling.Lots of svelte fruit.Full of charm but with Morey savour.Text book Morey.

Decanter Magazine Janvier-Février 2015

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Gerard Basset OBE Master of Wine tasted 556 wines from the vintage 2013 in a 10 days tour throughout Burgundy in november 2014.
We are very proud to annonce that our Grand Cru Chambertin 2013 obtained the note of 94/100.
Drink date:2016-2026
Exuberant nose of sweet spices with ripe dark cherry, very velvety and ample with a long dark fruit finish.

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