Wine (alt.food.wine) Devoted to the discussion of wine and wine-related topics. A place to read and comment about wines, wine and food matching, storage systems, wine paraphernalia, etc. In general, any topic related to wine is valid fodder for the group.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 03:49 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,930
Default Mortet and Barnett

Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-

2004 Barnett Spring Mountain Cabernet-Fairly light weight from start
to finish. Deep purple color but not much nose. A bit of black
cherry and oak at first but it seemed to get weaker the longer it was
opened. Subdued black fruit flavors and not much else. Perhpas a bad
bottle? C

  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 04:53 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,554
Default Mortet and Barnett

On Jan 11, 10:49�am, "Bi!!" wrote:
Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. �Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. �Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. �Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-

2004 Barnett Spring Mountain Cabernet-Fairly light weight from start
to finish. �Deep purple color but not much nose. �A bit of black
cherry and oak at first but it seemed to get weaker the longer it was
opened. �Subdued black fruit flavors and not much else. �Perhpas a bad
bottle? C


Too bad about the Barnett, I usually find it one of my favorite
reasonable CalCabs. But last I had was 2001.
  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 05:17 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,930
Default Mortet and Barnett

On Jan 11, 11:53*am, DaleW wrote:
On Jan 11, 10:49�am, "Bi!!" wrote:

Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. �Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. �Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. �Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-


2004 Barnett Spring Mountain Cabernet-Fairly light weight from start
to finish. �Deep purple color but not much nose. �A bit of black
cherry and oak at first but it seemed to get weaker the longer it was
opened. �Subdued black fruit flavors and not much else. �Perhpas a bad
bottle? C


Too bad about the Barnett, I usually find it one of my favorite
reasonable CalCabs. But last I had was 2001.


FYI, it retails for $63.00 in Ohio the Rattlesnake is over $100.
  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 06:21 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,849
Default Mortet and Barnett

Bi!! wrote:
Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-


I find notes on Denis Mortet's wines to be melancholy for me given his
tragic death. Do you (or anyone else) have any experience with his
son's wines to know whether the estate's wines have changed in character
and/or quality?

Mark Lipton
--
alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.hostexcellence.com
  #5 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 06:32 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,554
Default Mortet and Barnett

On Jan 11, 12:17*pm, "Bi!!" wrote:
On Jan 11, 11:53*am, DaleW wrote:





On Jan 11, 10:49�am, "Bi!!" wrote:


Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. �Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. �Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. �Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-


2004 Barnett Spring Mountain Cabernet-Fairly light weight from start
to finish. �Deep purple color but not much nose. �A bit of black
cherry and oak at first but it seemed to get weaker the longer it was
opened. �Subdued black fruit flavors and not much else. �Perhpas a bad
bottle? C


Too bad about the Barnett, I usually find it one of my favorite
reasonable CalCabs. But last I had was 2001.


FYI, it retails for $63.00 in Ohio the Rattlesnake is over $100.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Ouch! I paid $36 for the 2001. Don't have recorded what I paid for '96
(only other I still have), but considerably less


  #6 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 11-01-2008, 10:25 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,930
Default Mortet and Barnett

On Jan 11, 1:21�pm, Mark Lipton wrote:
Bi!! wrote:
Opened at a tasting last night.
2000 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertain "Lavaut St. Jacques" -It seemed
cloudy and a bit tired right after it was opened but within 30 minutes
it seemed to settle and become much clearer and brighter. �Nose of
crushed red berries and iron. �Rich red cherry on the palate with a
bit of mushroom and leather notes. �Very fine tannins and a smooth
finish. A-


I find notes on Denis Mortet's wines to be melancholy for me given his
tragic death. �Do you (or anyone else) have any experience with his
son's wines to know whether the estate's wines have changed in character
and/or quality?

Mark Lipton
--
alt.food.wine FAQ: �http://winefaq.hostexcellence.com


His widow and son are still making the wines with the help of an
outside winemaker formerly at Bretagna. The 2006 vintage will be the
first that they made so only time will tell.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Bi!! Wine 0 09-02-2012 04:19 PM
2006 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux Bi!! Wine 0 01-10-2011 03:05 PM
Cos, Mortet, Aubert, etc. Bi!! Wine 5 19-01-2010 08:24 PM
RIP Denis Mortet Bi!! Wine 3 02-02-2006 01:30 AM
TN: 2002 Anne Gros, Groffier, Mortet Max Hauser Wine 11 30-07-2004 03:08 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017