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Default 2006 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux

I needed a Burgundy fix last night and I haven't really touched the
2006's that I bought on release so I grabbed a bottle of 2006 Denis
Mortet Gevrey Chambertin "Les Champeaux" to go with our mushroom and
duck risotto. Brilliant Burgundy red in the glass. Really perfumed
nose of exotic spices, black cherries and musk. My wife comented that
she didn't need to drink the wine...she could just smell it all
evening. Medium weight in the glass the first impression is of pure
Pinot fruit flavors. Red and black cherries, red raspberry and an
underlying earthy quality. There is a farily strong mineral quality
that alwasy remeinds me of Gevrey dirt. The tannins are slightly
drying on the finish but pleasantly so. This wine backs away a bit
from the Mortet house style of the past which seemed to focus on
concentration and ripeness. "A-"

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