The 4th generation and winemaker of Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin, Chantal Michel Tortochot left her 15-year career in finance and took over the domaine in the 1990s, and she has now become probably the most important figure in the rising world of female winemakers in Burgundy. The domaine manages a very great parcel in Gevrey-Chambertin as well as Clos Vougeot. Though they remain applying traditional practices in the vineyard, Chantal has made various advancements in the cellar with new equipment, creating wines that are firm, well-balanced and reflect the terroirs very well.
We have a parcel of Tortochot’s Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er cru 2013 and find this is worth considering – remains at an attractive price to buy from only HK$420 per bottle, this Premier Cru starts to show its potential after bottle maturity. Awarded 90 points from Neal Martin, we think this is an excellent Gevrey-Chambertin to buy when it’s available –
2013 Domaine Tortochot Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er cru
HK$480 per bottle (^Best Price in the world; Next listing price in market from HK$715 per bt)
HK$450 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles
HK$420 per bottle if you purchase 6 bottles
36 bottles available
90pts Neal Martin
The 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 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
88-91pts John Gilman
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. (Drink between 2022-2050)
Subject to final confirmation. ETA around 4 weeks. Special discount valid until 29th May 2022(Sunday).
Delivery is free-of-charge for purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles, otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$100 applies.
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