The 2001 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru (magnum) has a lifted bouquet of crushed strawberry, blackberry, singed leather and a hint of clove and cedar, displaying much more vigor than the 1992 served alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannins. Masculine in style, it feels a little aloof at first, but I discern impressive substance toward the finish, which delivers gentle grip and a welcome note of black pepper on the aftertaste. This surprisingly bullish Clos Saint-Jacques should give another decade of enjoyment.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2030