The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a gorgeous, pure bouquet with perfumed raspberry, cranberry and pomegranate aromas that are beautifully entwined with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and whilst there is a patina of oak to be assimilated, it feels as if it is singing from the same hymn sheet as the fruit. Class, class, class. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Robert Parker 92-94
“The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques has an extremely pure bouquet with wild strawberry, raspberry preserve and subtle orange blossom aromas that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is extremely smooth and harmonious, almost filigree tannin with wonderful poise on the understated yet paradoxically intense finish that lingers in the mouth, with a tang of orange rind on the aftertaste. This represents an outstanding Lavaux Saint-Jacques that should surpass the 2015-just glorious!”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038
Not that much nose. Smells transparent somehow! Racy and lively – very lifted. Cool and fresh. Undramatic but rewarding with a peacock’s tail that’s very satisfying on the end. It’s all on the end!
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032