This 1ha of vines at the centre of the Clos-St-Jacques vineyard is among the jewels in the Jadot holdings, purchased in 1985 from the Clair-Daü heirs. The fruit delivers ripe fruit that is more black than red in nature, with a fabulous mineral complexity and a gamey edge. The texture is firm but not unyielding, with grip and freshness as well as rich extract, and a lingering finish. This should age extremely well. Drinking Window 2021 - 2025. (CC)
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques (Domaine Louis Jadot) is very promising, wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, cherries, warm spices, candied peel, rose petals and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, layered and muscular, with serious concentration and rich reserves of ripe, powdery tannin, it concludes with a bright, precise finish. (WK)
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is surprisingly reticent at first, offering quite strong earthy aromas and gradually opening with sage, thyme and mint. I feel that compared to the other Clos Saint-Jacques, the aromatics never quite click into fifth gear. The palate is medium-bodied with the best backbone of the four Gevrey Premier Crus tasted from Jadot. Spicy black pepper and clove notes furnish the middle and the finish, which feels sustained and persistent, yet I wonder whether it will have the unadulterated charm of the Les Cazetiers when in bottle. We will find out soon. (NM)
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