2013 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux St-Jacques"

SKU #1231971 95 points Wine Enthusiast

 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  (12/2015)

90-93 points 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.  (4/2015)

91-93 points 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)  (12/2014)

91-93 points 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.  (1/2015)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
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Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.