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2013 Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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RATINGS

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...scents of red cherry, spices and rose petal. Juicy, pure and penetrating, conveying a light touch and attractive inner-mouth perfume to its flavors of red fruits and saline, stony minerality. Boasts a suave mid-palate texture...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Heady and opulent on the nose. Masses of rich, vibrant fruit... Really very exciting indeed. Uplifting. Flies above the vintage.

90The Wine Advocate

...sufficient dark fruit underneath...medium-bodied with firm tannin, plenty of dark plum and blackberry fruit...some finesse on the finish...

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.