Dominique Laurent Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2003 Wine Review

Clos Saint-Jacques is a premier cru appellation in Gevrey Chambertin that is a grand cru in all but name.¬† There are only five producers who own land here and Dominique Laurent sources the grapes as n√©gociant.¬† Some such as Wine Searcher report Dominique Laurent as being heavy handed with new oak and ripe fruit, whileContinue reading “Dominique Laurent Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2003 Wine Review”

Sylvie Esmonin Clos Saint-Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 2012

This 2012 wine from Sylvie Esmonin presented somewhat atypically for a Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques, an appellation that I have taken a liking to, unfortunately. Its expression is very youthful and ripe, with overt cedar and sulphur characters. On the palate, it has intense fruit and good length. Overall, I think this wine will benefit fromContinue reading “Sylvie Esmonin Clos Saint-Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 2012”

A tasting of 2012 and 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Crus

So many notes, so little time. ¬†This was an outstanding tasting of a bracket of premier cru wines from Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges from the 2012 and 2013 vintages. ¬†The distinction between the 2012 and 2013 vintages seemed finer at this tasting (see my earlier vintage comparison¬†here), with the better wines appearing to be from 2012,Continue reading “A tasting of 2012 and 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Crus”

A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages

Here are some notes from a tasting in February looking at some premier crus from the 2012 and 2013 vintages in Burgundy, all tasted blind. ¬†While something of a random walk, my take away observations were that the 2012 vintage had more depth, complexity and fruit, with the 2013s presenting as the more austere ofContinue reading “A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages”