Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques

2017 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques Armand Rousseau

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 90-92 (2019 Jan.)

Here the nose is more deeply pitched still with its somber yet fresh array of plum, dark currant, newly turned earth and forest floor scents. There is a marked difference in scale as there is better density to the muscular and intense flavors that brim with evident minerality on the firm, serious and moderately austere finale. At least some patience advised. In short, this is textbook Lavaut.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2019 Jan.)

The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries, strawberry, orange blossom and hints of chai tea that develop with aeration. There is fine cohesion and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, lightly spiced and quite peppery for a Lavaux Saint-Jacques, building gradually in the mouth with quite a vibrant spicy, even a touch of curry leaf on the aftertaste.