Tank sample. This was shown at the Jadot London tasting with a big neck label announcing that the allocation was already sold out. Much less expressive on the nose than the Lavaut. Super-charming and round on the palate with that extra depth, dimension and muscle of the vineyard. Well done! Racy and thoroughbred. Still a baby. But the tannins are admirably polished. Very long.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2045
The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques 1er Cru has a more tightly knit bouquet than Fourrier and Brunco Clair’s own Clos St.-Jacques: very pure and focused, perhaps not quite as detailed and mineral-driven as the latter, but attractive all the same. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and impressive depth, and quite grippy at the moment, if not quite delivering the details and nuance or the same mineralité as the best Clos Saint-Jacques on the finish. Yet it is still a seriously fine wine. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045
Robert Parker 95
“The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques is one of the more reticent cuvées in the Jadot portfolio in the 2015 vintage, but its superb quality is more than apparent. Notes of red and black cherries, dark berries, wood smoke and peony mingle in a lovely bouquet, introducing a full-bodied, multidimensional wine with excellent depth, concentration and energy, structured around a firm chassis of tannin which is already beginning to assert itself and which will need a good decade in the cellar to melt away. Built for the long haul, this is an excellent Clos Saint-Jacques, but one which will really demand patience from its purchasers.”
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2050