Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques
Price: $250.81 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A wonderfully elegant, ultra-cool and restrained nose exhibits notes of essence of herbal tea, red pinot fruit, wet stone, floral and subtle spice nuances. There is a very classy mouth feel to the intensely mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in an exceptionally refined and equally pure finish where the supporting tannins are notably finer. This is lovely stuff that will need time to develop more depth but the underlying potential certainly seems to be present.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques was showing more reduction on the nose, clearly not as expressive as Jean-Marie Fourrier’s Clos Saint-Jacques, the new oak more present though there is sufficient dark fruit underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, plenty of dark plum and blackberry fruit although the oak feels a tad more conspicuous than its peers. There is some finesse on the finish, but the winemaking is more prominent at the moment than the vineyard. It feels a little static compared to its four “CSJ siblings” although it does improve in the glass. Tasted September 2016.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90