2012 Domaine Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Estournelles St-Jacques"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques has a more expressive bouquet than the Lavaux at the moment, instantly revealing lush raspberry coulis and smudged strawberry scents interlaced with tertiary scents. The palate is tense and vibrant on the entry, underpinned by succulent tannins around a core of blackberry, Morello and redcurrant fruit struck through with a citric acidity. This is a classy, delicious Gevrey-Chambertin that will repay cellaring. (NM)
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles Saint Jacques is lifted fragrant and exceptionally polished. Crushed flowers, mint, licorice, small red berries and leather inform a lilting, suave Gevrey that impresses for its overall balance. Sweet red cherries, mint, crushed flowers are woven into the silky, inviting finish. There is a lot to like here, including the wine's early accessibility. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, dark red. Deeper-pitched but less expressive and perfumed on the nose than the Lavaux, showing reticent aromas of redcurrant, mocha and minerals. Suave on entry, then sharply defined, minerally and classically dry in the middle. Less obviously ripe than the Lavaux but the fine-grained tannins show a seamless quality. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
There is enough wood to notice but not to dominate the cool, pure and reserved aromas of both red and dark currant, earth and plenty of wet stone character. The latter element can be found on the mineral-driven but equally restrained middle weight flavors that possess a velvety mouth feel before culminating in a mouth coating, balanced and solidly persistent finish
Located above Lavaux St-Jacques and next to Clos St-Jacques, this vineyard has white marl and shallow topsoil, reuslting in a finer and more elegant character, with lovely aromatics. Polish, focus and a transparent quality are hallmarks of this site.