Denis Mortet's Last Vintage: 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs, Only 12 Bottles!

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Having worked in his father’s vineyard since 1991, Denis Mortet set up his domaine under his own name and quickly made a name for himself as he was a perfectionist who put a lot of care and effort from vines to wines. The wines he produced were some of the most charming and elegant styles in Gevrey-Chambertin. Sadly, his life ended short in January 2006 and the domaine is currently managed by his son Arnaud who continues Denis' legacy with the same approaches from vine to cellar thus delivering equally beautiful and elegant wines just like his father. Denis Mortet made his last vintage in 2005 and nowadays mature Denis Mortet is nearly impossible to find, and many aficionados who are lucky enough to try his wines have said they are always remarkable and unique. The beauty and elegance are simply too hard to find from other names in Gevrey-Chambertin.
Today we are very honoured to be able to offer a wine from Denis Mortet's last vintage - the Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs 2005. Scored well among critics with comments of "a high quality villages" (Allen Meadows), "Good stuff!" (Jancis Robinson)... Only 12 bottles are available, and these may be impossible to get your hands on again if you miss it this time so be quick to let us know if you'd like a bottle or two - 
2005 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs
HK$2,680 per bottle
12 bottles available, ETA 2 weeks
93pts Wine Spectator
Pure and concentrated, yet silky and harmonious. Blackberry, violet, black currant and tobacco notes are buoyed by the solid structure. Has fine length. This will repay cellaring. (2008)

91-92pts Wine Advocate
The 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs perpetuates the practice begun with the 2004 vintage, of combining the fruit from Au Velle, En Motrot, Combe du Dessus, En Deree and En Champs (all downhill from Champeaux on the north side of Gevrey) into a single and – at least in this instance -- highly synergistic village wine, representing nearly half of the estate’s total acreage. Fruit from these sites is co-fermented in two lots segregated by age of vine, and then blended (which we did in the glass, since like its stable mates, this wine will be racked only once, in March, pursuant to bottling). Ripe black fruits with carnal, fungal and mineral nuances combine for a clear, bright, satin-textured, and substantially-concentrated impression, free of any superficial sweetness and successfully resisting the influence of the all new barrels. Long, rolling low tones of black fruits and forest floor complete a picture very 2005 in its combination of bright fresh-fruit acids with dark, even slightly somber hues of flavor. (2007)

No score Allen Meadows - Burghound
A fresh, very ripe and moderately earthy nose features subtle spice and underbrush nuances that can also be found on the rich, full and sweet flavors that offer excellent delineation and verve on the persistent finish. There is ample mid-palate fat that does a fine job of buffering the relatively fine underlying structure and this should be approachable young but have the capacity to age over the mid-term. A high quality villages. (2008)

17+pts out of 20 Jancis Robinson
Mid garnet. Pale rim. Very bright fruit with an undertow of sweetness. A very good bottle! Not yet at its peak. Red fruits and liquorice. Quite firm and structured. Long. Good stuff! 17+/20 points. (2017)
Subject to final confirmation. 
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