Chambertin Value: Tortochot Chambertin 2010

Posted by Ian McFadden

Chambertin Value
2010 Tortochot Chambertin
Lowest Price in the Nation

"There is good richness to the round and seductively textured flavors that exude a fine minerality that delivers outstanding length on the understated and impeccably well-balanced finish"

If you were to rank Grand Crus for Red Burgundy, Chambertin would undoubtedly be at the very top - right there with Musigny, La Tâche and Romanée-Conti. Out of all of them, it's easily the most famous.

This is all to say that Chambertin can be pricey. Rousseau and Dujac are the extreme examples running somewhere around $1,000 and more per bottle. However, most Chambertins run in the $350+ range.

The context of value is important, but it's the wine that really matters. And as the Burghound note above makes clear, Tortochot delivers.

We've said this many times, but the 2010 vintage in Burgundy is a beautifully terroir-expressive vintage. Each site shows its signature with clarity. Tortochot's 2010 Chambertin is a vivid expression of this legendary Grand Cru.

What makes Chambertin so special? In brief, it's the way it combines power with elegance, a kaleidoscopic intensity of flavor with a sense of weightlessness.

Domaine Tortochot dates back to the late 19th century. However, the domaine experienced a tremendous re-invigoration in 1996 when Chantal Tortochot took over. She has been ratcheting up quality in a big way - converting the vineyards to organic cultivation and updating the winery.

We tasted most of the line-up recently and were impressed by the style and quality of the wines - they're pure and well concentrated. Of course, the Chambertin was the standout.

Tortochot remains under-the-radar, for now. It's for this reason that the wines offer so much value, especially at the Grand Cru level. With a vintage like 2010 and a site like Charmbertin, now is the time to buy.

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Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits