The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques has a lively, vivacious bouquet with vibrant red cherries, redcurrant and orange rind scents that remain very controlled yet at the same time, very detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, elegant in style, silky smooth in texture leading to a detailed, mineral-driven and harmonious finish that has grace and panache. This is superb. These tasting notes belong under the umbrella of "Louis Jadot", though it should be pointed out that these bottlings are under "Domaine Louis Jadot", that is to say that the company owns the vines rather than through contracts with growers. See also "Maison Louis Jadot", "Domaine Gagey" and "Domaine des Héritiers Jadot".
A cool, restrained and more complex collection is comprised by notes of both red and dark currant, earth, violet, humus and plenty of sauvage characters. Here too there is ample minerality to the tautly muscular, serious and powerful big-bodied flavors that terminate in a beautifully persistent finish. This is very clearly built-to-age but it’s a bit less youthfully austere than it usually is at this early juncture. Textbook LSJ. (92-94)/2030+
Palish medium red. Discreet aromas of red cherry liqueur, spices and caraway seed. Juicy and penetrating but much less pliant and showy today than the Cazetiers; less easy fruit and sweetness here. But this extremely backward wine impresses on the back end, where subtle red berry flavors are nicely carried by broad, dusty tannins.
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2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets - Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" (Pre-Arrival)