Full reddish brown. Knockout perfumed nose combines raspberry, mocha, truffle and smoky minerality ("we’re entering the world of fungus, humus and leaves," noted winemaker Frédéric Barnier). Utterly spherical and round, conveying seamless flavors of raspberry, truffley underbrush and coffee. Slightly edgy tannins and acids draw out and give shape to the finish. But this bottle is a bit more evolved than I would have guessed. I’d drink it over the next few years.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022
Robert Parker 92-94
The black cherry, spice, pepper, and rose-scented 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques does not require any assistance. Big, lush, energetic, and elegant, its medium to full-bodied personality coats the taster’s palate with a myriad of spicy black fruits. Majestically ripe cherries, blackberries, roasting spices, and stones can be found in its complex flavor profile as well as in its long, sweet, supple finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018.
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018