Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin Lavaut Saint Jacques 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin|
Lavaut Saint Jacques has aromas of red fruit and violet. The palate is sound, lively and fruity from morello, conveying delicacy and gourmandise. A discrete woody nose suggests elegance while the tannic structure reveals the majestic quality. Good length on the palate. Pair with Foie gras bruschetta and fig jam, chicken with black mushrooms, Picodon of the Drôme.
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is completely de-stemmed, as the domaine felt that the wine already came with sufficient natural spiciness. It has a very classy bouquet of copious red cherry and raspberry fruit, becoming a little darker with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, impressive symmetry and an elegant finish. This is the kind of wine that is becoming more synonymous with the domaine since their change of modus operandi. Superb.