Saturday, March 3, 2018
Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques
2012 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques...$182.99
The 2012 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques from Louis Jadot, which has deepest in colour of the five growers, the has entrancing purity on the nose: dark cherries mixed with cranberry leaf, bergamot and minerals all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin, quite a firm grip in the mouth, the result of a firm backbone. I actually thought this might have been Sylvie Esmonin's Clos Saint Jacques.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Tasting note: A beautifully complex and airy nose features ripe aromas of exuberantly spicy plum, violet, sauvage and essence of red currant. There is a very round and velvety mouth feel to the delicious medium weight flavors that somehow manage to retain a good sense of delineation and energy on the overtly mineral-inflected and wonderfully long finish. I very much like the sense of harmony where the fine-grained tannins add to that impression. This should be excellent in time though note that it will require a minimum of 10 years of cellar time before this is approachable and another 5 to 7 before it arrives at its peak.
Rated 92-95/100 Burghound