|Klassifiziering||Premier Cru Classe|
|Region||Burgund, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St.-Jacques comes from Claude’s single 0.30-hectare parcel of vines planted in 1980 located just south of Estournelles. Raised entirely in new wood, it has a well-defined bouquet that carries the oak well. The palate has a candied, sorbet-fresh opening with an intermingling of red and black fruit, the mineralite surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with quite strict tannins. There is a fine linearity here that lends it focus. Perhaps I would prefer a little less new oak on the finish, but it manages to maintain fine tension throughout.