The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques 1er Cru is an absolute joy to behold and in terms of drinking now a sheer pleasure, surpasses both the 1996 and 2005 tasted the previous day. It bursts with pixelated red cherry and strawberry fruit on the nose, laced with minerals and light citrus scents. The palate is powerful and certainly not dense. Yet it possesses disarming transparency and fabulous precision, weightless yet paradoxically intense with a long tail on the finish. It is more a Clos Saint-Jacques of texture and feeling than obvious fruit descriptors. Wonderful. (NM)
The ’08 Clos St. Jacques was much more closed down and reserved than the Clos des Ruchottes in November, but its quality is also outstanding. The bouquet is deep and very classy, as it offers up scents of red and black cherries, chocolate, a touch of meatiness, fresh herbs, complex soil and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, fairly closed down and extremely elegant, with a rock solid core of fruit, fine-grained tannins, lovely acidity and very fine length and grip on the complex and classic finish. A superb bottle in the making. 93+
The color is just beginning to lighten at the rim. There is ample secondary influence to the spicy dried red berry scents that reflect additional notes of soft earth and a whiff of the sauvage. There is both excellent intensity and minerality to the beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that culminate in a linear, focused and sneaky long finish that is duty and still a bit austere. This is unlikely to ever be a seductive wine as it's shaped and defined by its acidity but I very much like the depth on offer. I would further note that while this could certainly be enjoyed now, there is a bit of upside potential remaining though with that said, I wouldn't advise aging this for the very long-term as it risks becoming edgy in time.
The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques is an unusually warm, pliant 2008. The use of 80% new barrels here undoubtedly contributes to the wine’s open, generous expression of fruit. The Clos St. Jacques is a beautiful wine, even at this early stage. (AG)
Medium red. Complex, scented nose combines cherry, raspberry, dried flowers, spearmint and underbrush, along with a sexy element of smoky oak. The sweetest of these 2008s to this point and downright plump for 2008. A wonderfully chewy, tactile, soil-driven wine with sharp definition to its flavors of red fruits, minerals, spices and earth. Showing more weight and palate presence than the grand crus that preceded it in my tasting. Finishes subtle and long, with a great light touch. This will need six or seven years in the cellar. (ST) 92+
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