Medium red. Cherry, plum and mineral aromas, along with notes of pepper and spices. Juicy and penetrating, with the best depth of flavor thus far of these 2000s. This seems to be putting on weight in bottle. Smooth and fine on the back end.
Robert Parker 91
Tasted at the Armand Rousseau tasting at Roberson’s in London. The Clos Saint Jacques ’00 is bridled with an absolutely stunning bouquet with wild strawberry, maraschino, crushed stone and a touch of dried herbs. Great definition and vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, sharp acidity, touches of tart red cherry, a touch of leather and thyme, tightening up to a structured, forthright finish. Tasted November 2010.
Strawberry, dark cherry, lengthy finish and relatively firm tannin. Balanced and elegant but incredibly reticent on the nose and that leaves it too evasive for my preferences. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013