Tortochot Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques
Price: $82.59 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Like the Champerrier this is intensely animale and blind this could be nothing other than a classic Gevrey aromatic profile though in this case the nose is cooler and a bit more elegant than that of its villages stable mate with its earthy mix of red and dark currant and wet stone scents. There is outstanding mid-palate density to the overtly muscular and intense medium-bodied flavors that display an abundance of mineral hints on the longer, serious, powerful and youthfully austere finish. The supporting tannins are very firm and while I wouldn’t describe them as rustic, they do flirt with it. Note that unlike a number of the prior wines this would not be a good candidate for drinking young. In sum this is textbook Lavaut and recommended.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques is the only cru that underwent some chaptalization this year – a modest 0.5 degrees alcohol. It has an elegant bouquet with dark plum and redcurrant scents, freshly tilled soil and woodland surfacing with aeration. The palate has a sweet entry and a pleasant, slightly grainy texture, though it does not quite deliver the finesse of the Morey Charmes. Still, this is a thoroughly decent Gevrey premier cru. Drink 2015-2023.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 89