JOSEPH DROUHIN Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2012 Bottle-NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | France | Burgundy | Gevrey Chambertin | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: Gevrey Chambertin
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 93 - Drink Date: 2016 - 2026 - "Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune, either I under-estimated the 2012 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques from Domaine Joseph Drouhin from barrel or it has meliorated dramatically in bottle! Maybe it's a bit of both? Here, it has a slight reduction on the nose that manifests a metallic/stainless steel scents the permeates the red cherry and redcurrant fruit. With aeration, it appears to shake this off and reveal commendable delineation. The palate is juicy and ripe on the entry. Yes, it is lifted by some new oak, but that is counterbalanced by sufficient fruit concentration to leave this well-endowed Gevrey-Chambertin with a bright future. Under blind conditions it's not easy following the equivalent from Armand Rousseau, but Drouhin's Lavaux Saint Jacques seems to have everything needed for a truly great wine." - Neal Martin.