Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Gevrey Chambertin
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AM=91) Outstanding! An all but mute nose reluctantly offers up softly spicy aromas of brooding and exceptionally cool dark berries, forest floor, game, and that humus character that Gevrey so often shows. The sleek, intense and tautly muscular medium-bodied flavors exude a subtle minerality on the lingering and powerful finish that is youthfully austere to the point of being borderline strict. As is almost always the case with a well-made LSJ, this is going to need time to unwind and flesh out as it is very tight at present.
(RP=88-90) The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques from Tortochot has a simple, rather rustic bouquet that needs a little more cohesion. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly coarse tannin, leafy with simple red berry fruit, but it needs a little more length to come through on the finish. Not bad, though not from the top drawer of this premier cru.