The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is beguiling on the nose with perfumed red cherries, bergamot, crushed stone and assiduous use of oak that is a little more prominent than Bruno Clair’s CSJ, yet simpatico with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins, a fine bead of acidity, quite spicy with a vibrant, multi-faceted finish. I admire the crescendo of this Clos Saint-Jacques. It demonstrates impressive persistence on the aftertaste. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2052