Robert Parker 90
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032