Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques

2008 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques Armand Rousseau

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    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2019 March)

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.