Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 2019
Aromas of mint and sweet spices lead off in this red, while the flavors evoke black cherry, blackberry and graphite. This seems reticent, like it's holding back, ending with a compact, gripping finish. Super fresh, with the mint note echoing on the long aftertaste. Best from 2025 through 2045.
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques ler Cru is surprisingly reticent at first, offering quite strong earthy aromas and gradually opening with sage, thyme and mint. I feel that compared to the other Clos Saint-Jacques, the aromatics never quite click into fifth gear. The palate is medium-bodied with the best backbone of the four Gevrey Premier Crus tasted from Jadot. Spicy black pepper and clove notes furnish the middle and the finish, which feels sustained and persistent, yet I wonder whether it will have the unadulterated charm of the Les Cazetiers when in bottle. We will find out soon.