Sunday, January 08, 2012

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos Saint Jacques" 2005, Bruno Clair

Philippe Brun who hosted the tasting for us at the domaine kept asking if we wanted to try something else and we naturally answered "mais bien sur!". We tasted this by way of contrast with the 2009 vintage. Produced from small yields, this Clos Saint Jacques 2005 has weighty strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavours. A full, fruit-driven wine. Really big structure filled out by the glorious ripe fruit. Nevertheless has a savoury finish and points to the need to wait until around 2015 to break out these serious and highly structured wines. Solid and meaningful like Wagner's Lohengrin.

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