Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 2011

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The ancient village of Gevrey is one of the oldest in France. In 630AD it still bore the Latin name 'Gibriacus'. In 1847, the commune of Gevrey became Gevrey- Chambertin by decree of King Louis-Philippe, by adding the name of its famous Grand Cru vineyard 'Chambertin'. Gevrey-Chambertin is also the northernmost of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits; 100% of the average annual production is in Pinot Noir. The premier cru vineyard of Clos St. Jacques is one of the most famous of the appellation. Clos Saint Jacques is oriented to the southeast and has only five owners. The Pinot Noir grapes in Jadot's plot are fermented in vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 18 to 20 months. A full-bodied, complex wine, this premier cru has a broad array of aromas and fine expression of terroir as well as impressive length on the palate. It will develop for more than 10 years in the bottle-or up to 40 in great vintages. Pair at home with game, meats, mushroom dishes and strong cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Louis Jadot
  • bh93

BurghoundAgain, very generous wood fights somewhat with the otherwise pretty, cool, ripe and airy combination of menthol, soil tones, stone hints and various wild red berry fruit aromas. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the serious and brooding medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the robust, powerful and very firm finish. This is less refined than it typically is and is distinctly muscular. Still, if you have the patience to wait, this should amply reward extended cellar time. 90-93

Allen Meadows
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques has another bouquet influenced by the sea - well-defined with crisp delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. There is a little hardness here at the moment that will need several years to soften, although there is focus and freshness on the finish. Perhaps a little foursquare at the moment, it is a wine that will need patience to come around. Drink 2016-2025+

Neal Martin, August 2013