Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 2014
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
This vineyard is widely regarded for its quality worthy of grand cru status, and this wine, from vines owned by Louis Jadot, is a fine example. It is both structured and richly fruity-dense with ripe red fruit flavors cut with acidity. A dry core of tannins will allow this impressive wine to age. Drink from 2024.
A ripe, round style, this red boasts floral, cherry and berry flavors allied to a silky texture. Firm and vibrant, with an underlying mineral element. Just a bit austere now on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 500 cases made, 215 cases imported.
Good bright medium red. Aromas of raspberry, rose petal, minerals and crushed stone convey a very sexy, slightly high-toned liqueur-like quality. Dense, fine-grained and taut, displaying piquant mineral energy and mouthwatering acidity to its flavors of raspberry, cherry and blood orange. Really compelling inner-mouth tension here. This firmly tannic, classic 2014 finishes with lovely rising floral length. I would not be at all surprised if a decade of cellaring brought an even higher score.
The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques has a clean and precise bouquet, quite backward compared to recent vintages, and a little terse with black cherry and bergamot notes developing in the glass. The palate is balanced with good density and volume; there is firm tannin that imparts good backbone to this Clos Saint Jacques, though it needs more finesse and nervosité to come through on the finish that feels a little "blocky" at the moment, especially when compared to the Chapelle-Chambertin.