Vinous – 93+
The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru (magnum) has a very intense bouquet with more concentration and darker fruit than the 2009, offering blackberry, bilberry, oyster shell and pressed iris flowers. The medium-bodied palate features gentle grip, wonderful substance and a surfeit of tart red berry fruit. It is slightly grainy in texture with hints of black truffle on the finish. This improves with aeration and develops a wonderful peppery note with time. A Clos Saint-Jacques built for the long haul.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Robert Parker – 93-95
The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos-Saint-Jacques is all about finesse and seamless beauty. A refined, aristocratic Burgundy, the Clos Saint-Jacques is endowed with the silkiest of tannins and flat-out beauty from start to finish. The wine fleshes out on the palate with layers of red berries, flowers and licorice that gain volume and breadth with time in the glass. There is plenty of brightness and minerality to lend a gorgeous element of vibrancy on the close. I loved it. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030