2013 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux St-Jacques"
Severe and austere at this stage, this solid, dark wine has all the weight of a wine from Gevrey, concentrated and densely tannic. It’s firm, packed with dark plum fruit and perfumed acidity. It’s foursquare, demanding long aging. Drink from 2021
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here too there is a touch of menthol but not so much that it impedes the clear expression of the brooding and distinctly earthy dark berry fruit, game and floral aromas from being easily discerned. The mouth feel of the medium weight plus flavors is surprisingly lush, even opulent though the hallmark minerality is present on the muscular and powerful finish. I like the balance and the sense of harmony and this too should amply reward 12 to 15 years of cellaring.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques has a more conservative, straitlaced bouquet at present, though one that is well defined, with orange blossom and light quince aromas infusing the red berry fruit. The palate is well balanced with silky tannin, the new oak nicely integrated here and filling out the rounded and surprisingly plump finish. This is a "bootylicious" Gevrey-Chambertin! Very seductive. It should drink well for the next 15-20 years, possibly longer. (NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Smoky aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, dried flowers, coffee, leather and animal fur offer plenty of early sex appeal. Sweet, plush and silky on the palate, delivering a satisfying combination of red fruits, spices and coffee. The slowly building, saline finish coats the palate with dusty, fine-grained tannins. Gives the impression of slow and thorough ripening of the fruit.