A full-bodied, complex wine, this Premier Cru has a broad array of aromas and fine expression of terroir as well as impressive length on the palate.
Serve with game, meats, mushroom dishes and strong cheeses.
"Good medium red. Red berries, coffee and mocha on the nose, with a note of blood orange emerging with air. Began large-scaled and spicy but rather inexpressive, but aeration brought greater sweetness of fruit and elegance, with a whiff of blood orange providing lift. Ultimately more expansive than the Estournelles but this wine will need at least a few years in the cellar following its release. 92-94 points
International Wine Cellar
"Again, very generous wood fights somewhat with the otherwise pretty, cool, ripe and airy combination of menthol, soil tones, stone hints and various wild red berry fruit aromas. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the serious and brooding medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the robust, powerful and very firm finish. This is less refined than it typically is and is distinctly muscular. Still, if you have the patience to wait, this should amply reward extended cellar time.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
"The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques has another bouquet influenced by the sea – well-defined with crisp delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. There is a little hardness here at the moment that will need several years to soften, although there is focus and freshness on the finish. Perhaps a little foursquare at the moment, it is a wine that will need patience to come around. Drink 2016-2025+
The Wine Advocate