This Gevrey displays fine mineralité on the understated nose with crisp red cherry and redcurrant fruit – nice poise and lift. The palate is well defined with good depth of flavour: damson, tart red cherries and a hint of dried honey, leading to a ripe, weighty, animally finish. Very fine. Tasted January 2011.
- Country: France
- Wine Region: Burgundy
- Wine Maker: Jacques Lardiere
- Grape: Pinot Noir
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: 2019-2029
Half of the premiers crus of Gevrey-Chambertin lie scattered around the perimeter of the grands crus; the other half occupy a steep, southeast-facing slope to the north, and are superior to the former by virtue of their exposition and calcareous clay soils. The Les Estournelles vineyard is situated adjacent to the Clos Saint- Jacques at the top of the slope, and covers 5 acres facing directly southeast. Due to its proximity to Clos Saint- Jacques, it is often referred to as "Estournelles Saint-Jacques." Domaine Louis Jadot is proprietor of .94 acres in this excellent premier cru acquired in 1985 through the purchase of Domaine Clair Daü. It produces a comparatively delicate wine of great elegance, finely structured yet with full, generous fruit and a lasting, refined finish.
Louis Jadot, founded in 1859, is one of the most important négociants to consider when purchasing the wines of Burgundy. The firm produces an amazing number of cuvees each year, which range from generic Bourgogne as well as Beaujolais, right up to top of the class examples from a number of Grand Cru vineyards including Bonnes Mares, Clos de Bèze and Chapelle-Chambertin, to name just three..
Meat, earth, iodine. Good pure fruit, light body and ripe fruit to finish. Firm but dainty. (RH)
Palish medium red. Perfumed aromas of cherry, redcurrant, licorice and crushed stone. Sweet, pliant and concentrated; at once very ripe and elegant, with lovely lift for the vintage. Wonderfully expressive, penetrating wine, finishing with tangy red fruits and minerals and a light touch. But will it top the 2008?
A notably ripe but bright and intensely mineral-infused red berry fruit nose leads to rich, detailed and energetic flavors that also evidence noticeable minerality on the naturally sweet yet very firm and focused finish.