Soft wood frames wonderfully fresh, airy, perfumed and beautifully complex aromas of red currant, warm earth, stone, crushed herbs and spice hints that exhibit just a hint of secondary development. The excellent depth of the nose continues onto the equally cool and brilliantly refined mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding depth of material and stunning length on the linear, focused and powerful finish. I would further note that this was quite closed at first and benefited enormously from the aeration. In sum, this is a strikingly beautiful CSJ that should live for a very long time. Tasted several times with consistent notes.
I must confess, I had some misgivings about opening Rousseau s 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, as I feared it might not be ready to drink. Those concerns were quickly dispelled as soon as I tasted it. From the very beginning, the 2010 Clos St. Jacques is a total stunner. Deep and beautifully layered, with exquisite aromatics and tons of class, the 2010 is one of the wines of the night. Sure, the 2010 will be even better in a few years, or maybe even decades, but it is flat-out gorgeous today. What a wine!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050
Robert Parker 97
I mean, anything less than transcendental would have been an a oeepic faila . The bouquet just soars from the glass, putting even Jean-Marie Fourrier’s CSJ in the shade. Impossible to resist these head, floral aromas that just enrapture the senses even at this primordial stage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, wonderful precision, everything perfectly in balance. It is difficult to really find fault in this wine " certainly one of the finest that I have tasted from Rousseau. Transcendental.