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1990 Michel Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8097197 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$425
Item Sold Amount Date
I8136326 1 $345 Mar 13, 2022
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RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

The gorgeous nose of black-cherries, herbs, new oak, and minerals is intense and persistent. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, with superb richness, blazingly clear definition, and a long, authoritative, yet elegant finish.

92Burghound.com

...wonderfully complex aromatics of Gevrey earth, black fruits and a touch of secondary aromas followed by flavors offering grand cru depth and weight. Impressively long and displaying plenty of richness, this is an outstanding 1990.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos Saint-Jacques

Clos St. Jacques is a 17.7-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation of Burgundy. Most Burgundy experts consider Clos St. Jacques to often be of equal quality to the nearby Grand Crus Chambertin and Clos de Beze. When the vineyard rankings were made in the 1930s it was decided that only vineyards contiguous with Chambertin and Clos de Beze could be Grand Crus. Clos St. Jacques lies to the west of the Grand Crus, but is very well situated at the same elevation as Chambertin and it has soil similar to Chambertin’s. Clive Coates notes that Clos St. Jacques “can be exquisite; rich, ample, full-bodied and distinctive.” Principal landowners are Armand Rousseau, 5.6 acres; Sylvie Esmonin, 4.5 acres; and Bruno Clair, 2.5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.