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

Millésime 2018

Inside Burgundy - Jasper Morris (MW)

Grand Cru Chambertin 93/100
Gevrey 1er Cru Les Champeaux 90/100
Gevrey 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 89/100
Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvees 87/100
Grand Cru Mazis Chambertin 92/100

Vinous - Neal Martin - January 2020

All these wines of 2018 have been tasted in London in January 2020.

Chambertin Grand Cru 94
Gevrey 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 91
Mazis Chambertin Grand cru 91
Gevrey 1er cru les Champeaux 90
Morey 1er Cru Aux Charmes 88
Morey St Denis 88

2018 Chambertin Grand Cru

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. Drink : 2023-2042

2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques 1er Cru

The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques 1er Cru offers attractive brambly black fruit mixed with truffle and sage on the nose. This is well focused and delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit laced with spice, a pinch of white pepper with a fine grip on the finish. Worth seeking out. Drink : 2023-2035

2018 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru :

The 2018 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru has a high-toned, showy bouquet with red plum, raspberry coulis and orange rind scents, a touch of Indian ink emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, a fine bead of acidity with a muscular finish that will hopefully muster more finesse with time. Drink : 2024-2038

2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru :
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru has a delightful bouquet with red cherry, crushed strawberry and light sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, juicy and generous with blood orange and a smear of marmalade towards the finish that perhaps does not quite deliver the complexity promised by the aromatics. Otherwise, this is a fine Champeaux. Drink : 2022-2033

2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Charmes 1er Cru :
The 2018 Morey Saint-Denis Aux Charmes 1er Cru has a straightforward and open-knit bouquet that does not make a huge leap over the Village Cru. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, dark berry fruit laced with black tea, with a simple, easy-going finish that needs more grip. Drink : 2023-2030

2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Village :
The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Village has a rather high-toned bouquet that calms down with aeration to reveal vivacious dark cherry and bergamot aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, firm grip and a solid, quite sinewy finish. Give it two to four years in bottle. Drink : 2023-2030

Jancis Robinson MW
- January 2020

All these wines have been tasted in London in January 2020 by Jancis Robinson.

Aux Charmes Premier Cru 2018 Morey-St-Denis

Bottled. Aromas are both red-fruited and more savoury. Ripe cherries. Lively and juicy on the palate, definite tannins just right for the depth of fruit. Has the pretty fruit and floral notes as well as the peppery quality of Morey. Moreish, moderate length. Drink 2023-2028 - 16.5

Grand Cru 2018 Mazis-Chambertin

Mid crimson. Delightfully fragrant with sweet, fresh red-cherry fruit and a touch of peppery spice. Juicy, mouth-watering and moreish but blind I would have put it at premier not grand cru. Gentle chewy tannins. Harmonious. Drink 2025-2033 - 17

2018 Morey-St-Denis

Bottled. Transparent cherry red. Not the most expressive nose but discreetly convincing. Slightly simple red-cherry fruit on the palate with rather milder Morey spice and energy than some. Tannins rather dominate the fruit at this point. And the acidity is yet to be integrated. Drink 2025-2035 - 16

Les Corvées 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin :

Bottled. Another relatively pale wine from this domaine, but the colour is certainly bright. Smells of chestnuts. Lots of acidity and some rather chunky fruit. A good effort but not thrilling. Slightly dry, rustic tannins. Drink 2024-2034 - 16

Lavaut St Jacques Premier Cru 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin :

Bottled. Bright crimson. Powerful autumn mulch aromas. Then very glorious panoply of ripe – but not overripe – fruit flavours on the palate. Almost spookily sweet and approachable. I feel I could enjoy this with dinner tonight. Not ridiculously overpriced in a Burgundy context. Real punch and grip to this wine. But there is clearly lots of fine tannin underneath which may well eventually make their presence felt.. Drink 2025-2038 - 17

Champeaux Premier Cru 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin :

Bottled. Rich, broad fruit on the nose. Smooth and almost soft. Relatively approachable in terms of the fruit but, again from this domaine, the acidity is not perfectly integrated. Slightly drying finish. Drink 2022-2032 - 16

Grand Cru 2018 Clos de Vougeot :

Fairly pale for a grand cru. Neat and focused on the nose. Then just a tad sweet and simple on the palate with the alcohol standing out a bit. It should all shake down eventually. Bitter red-cherry flavours. Fine tannins. Drink 2027-2040 - 17

Grand Cru 2018 Chambertin :

Even Tortochot’s Chambertin is quite pale! Nose is just a little smudgy. And the acidity sticks out quite a bit. There is some weight here but I suspect it might suffer in a line-up of Chambertins from grander growers. Hint of red cough sweets on the end. Pretty light and fresh for a grand cru! The Lavaut St-Jacques is the wine to go for from this domaine, I think. Really rather light. Drink 2028-2040 - 17

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