95-97 points Neal Martin (Vinous) "The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a very perfumed bouquet, beautifully defined with fragrant raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, rose petal and crushed granite aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with velvety tannin. It is not a powerful Clos Saint-Jacques nor the most complex, yet it is utterly harmonious and so silky smooth on the finish that you will find this nigh irresistible. Sensual and gunning for top position amongst the five Clos Saint-Jacques growers in this vintage. Drink: 2022-2045. (Jan 2019)
96 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Domaine Rousseau owns one-third of the clos, with most of it in the sunniest and warmest spot against the wall. This combines impressive depth and structure with the freshness that you always get in the best wines from this renowned premier cru. Aged in 70% new wood, this has the concentration and texture to age impressively in bottle. 2026-2035. (Nov 2018)"
95+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Rousseau Clos St. Jacques was also showing beautifully, with a touch more of a reserved profile in mid-November, but coupled to great purity and perfume on the nose as well. The bouquet delivers a fairly primary and very, very promising combination of red and black cherries, plums, gamebird, a nice touch of sweet hazelnut (like one might find in a young vintage of Rostaing Côte Blonde), raw cocoa, a very, very complex base of soil and a sound base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and absolutely seamless, with great purity on the attack, a great core of fruit in reserve, superb soil signature and a very, very long, vibrant and ripely tannic finish. Great juice. 2027-2075. (Nov/Dec 2018)"
93-95 points and 'Don't miss!/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(from a 2.21 ha parcel raised in 80% new wood). Here the wood treatment is much more in the foreground though not so much as to mask the fresh and cool aromas of red currant, wet stone, tea and forest floor. Like the Ruchottes the mouthfeel of the middle weight flavors is quite sleek and ultra-intense while flashing plenty of minerality on the strikingly well-detailed finish that displays focused power and superb length. This is an exercise in harmony and grace and while it should be approachable after only 6 to 8 years, it should age effortlessly for several decades. Drink: 2037+. (Jan 2019)"
18.5/20 points Jancis Robinson: "This is prettily fragrant with red cherry entwined with something more stony. So beautiful on the nose. How can fermented Pinot grapes produce an aroma like this? This is so refined and full of emotion – vibrant and addictive. This is charming beyond Charmes. Very, very fine texture and perfect freshness to complete a perfect whole. Drink: 2027-2037. (1/21/19)"
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