Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques 2012

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According to several old analists, the Clos Saint-Jacques was classified "tête de cuvée" corresponding to our Grand cru of today. It is considered to be the most prestigious of the 1er cru of Gevrey-Chambertin. The Clos Saint-Jacques is worked by five wine growers. Each owns a plot which extends upwards on the slope and this brings a great balance to the wines. The vines of our plot are particularly remarkable, thanks to the "massale" (visual selection of the most robust vineplants) made by my father more than 30 years ago. Half of the plot was planted in 1957, the other part in 1972. The vines are of an astonishing qualitative regularity there. Le Clos Saint-Jacques always produces a fine, complex wine to keep.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Bruno Clair
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Wine AdvocateTasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques from Bruno Clair has a delightful, extremely pure bouquet with raspberry and wild strawberry scents with delicate floral notes. The palate is tensile on the entry, tightly wound, bright and lively though it just attenuates a little towards the finish. There is a prettiness about this understated Clos Saint Jacques that keeps you coming back for another sip.

Neal Martin, October 29, 2015