Domaine TORTOCHOT (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2015 Tasted from Barrel Sample and Bottle

Tortochot is an estate with great holdings: Chambertin and three other grands crus; five well-sited premiers crus in Gevrey, Morey, and Chambolle; a number of village Gevrey and Morey vineyards that are well-sited; and a Bourgogne rouge. 

The wines were disappointing for a long time, so I’ve never bothered to visit and only come across the wines from time to time, but I had noticed a significant uptick in the wines I’d tried over the last ten years or so. This selection indicates that it is possible to get good wine here, but also that there remains more work to do. 

2015 Gevrey-Chambertin   Les Corvées
I had some questions tasting this wine from barrel sample. A subsequent bottle in Paris confirmed the worst. The wine was thin and vegetal. This shouldn’t happen, especially in 2015. 13% stated alcohol. Lot L-N-10. 84/F

2015 Gevrey-Chambertin    1er Cru   Lavaux-Saint-Jacques
Of the three wines reviewed here, this is the one to go for. Tortochot’s vines are excellently-sited, right next to the Clos Saint-Jacques and about halfway up. The wine has plenty of minerality to go with dark fruits and rock aromas and flavors. (90-93)

2015 Mazis-Chambertin
This wine is light with dark fruits. But it lacks the precision and Mazis character of a better wine. (89-92)