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2013 Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques

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May 19, 2024 - $155



92+ Stephen Tanzer

Ripe, deep perfume of black cherry, dark berries, crushed rock, wild herbs and game lifted by a peppery topnote. Very concentrated, intense, taut wine with terrific volume and inner-mouth energy. A captivating floral quality contributes another dimension. Explosive on the back end, saturating the mouth and exciting the salivary glands. Finishes with terrific late spicy lift.

90Vinous / IWC

...quite sullen and later almost reluctantly springs scents of blackcurrant, allspice and light iris flower...palate is well-balanced with slightly chewy tannins. There is a taut line of acidity, and the palate is structured with perhaps some sinew on the finish.

18+ Jancis Robinson

Very sumptuous nose. Rich and ripe and absolutely no excess of acidity. All plump fruit and freshness. Lots of concentration. But great balance. Great juice!


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, 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.


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.