The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques 1er Cru has more fruit intensity than Jean-Marie Fourrier’s (implying just a slightly later picking, perhaps), offering copious black plum, raspberry, sous-bois and subtle tobacco scents that are beautifully defined. The palate totally delivers: harmonious, succinct, beautifully structured, with perfect acidity that imparts a disarming sense of symmetry, and brilliantly articulated terroir expression on the sustained finish. Bon vin, très bon vin. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2055
Robert Parker 94+
“Tasted blind, the 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques was showing very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with a lavish bouquet of red-black fruit, petroleum jelly, candied peel and a framing of cedary new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and velvety, with considerable concentration at the core and a firmer, more structured profile than it showed in February, suggesting that it is shutting down. The finish is long and succulent, displaying excellent ripe acids.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
70% new oak. Subtle and savoury. Spreads broadly across the palate. All rather majestic without a notable excess of any one characteristic, All spreads out in the end. Dried cherries. But overall not sweet. Very slightly dry on the end but extremely vibrant. Very very neat and clean.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050