Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux St Jacques 2017

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
DE 94
FWR 91-94
V 91-93
JM 91-93
JG 92
Item # 336702

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$495.00
750ml
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94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "CLavaux often shines in warmer years like 2017, thanks to the cooling influence of the nearby combe. The Rousseau family have three parcels in all, totalling 0.8ha, and they seem to have a special affinity with the premier cru. It's subtle, refreshing and ethereal, with crunchy acidity and minerality and sappy pomegranate and red cherry flavours. Drinking Window: 2024-2032. (Nov 2018)"

91-94 points Fine Wine Review: "Here we have red fruits and spice with more energy than in the village wines. Good minerality, too. (3/18/19)"

91-93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries, strawberry, orange blossom and hints of chai tea that develop with aeration. There is fine cohesion and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, lightly spiced and quite peppery for a Lavaux Saint-Jacques, building gradually in the mouth with quite a vibrant spicy, even a touch of curry leaf on the aftertaste. Drink: 2020-2036. (Jan 2019)"

91-93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Bright rich purple, the nose is quite closed, there is a driven dark raspberry linear energy on the palate, a few firm tannins, quite tight, this needs a little more time in barrel before it really starts to express itself. Tasted: November 2018. (Nov 2018)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Lavaux St. Jacques from the Rousseau family is beautifully sappy and pure in this vintage and truly a lovely bottle in the making. The nose wafts from the glass in a perfumed mélange of red plums, red and black cherries, woodsmoke, raw cocoa, gamebird, a hint of mustard seed, lovely soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core of pure fruit, excellent soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a long, focused and vibrant finish. Really refined juice. 2026-2065. (Nov/Dec 2018)"
94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "CLavaux often shines in warmer years like 2017, thanks to the cooling influence of the nearby combe. The Rousseau family have three parcels in all, totalling 0.8ha, and they seem to have a special affinity with the premier cru. It's subtle, refreshing and ethereal, with crunchy acidity and minerality and sappy pomegranate and red cherry flavours. Drinking Window: 2024-2032. (Nov 2018)"

91-94 points Fine Wine Review: "Here we have red fruits and spice with more energy than in the village wines. Good minerality, too. (3/18/19)"

91-93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries, strawberry, orange blossom and hints of chai tea that develop with aeration. There is fine cohesion and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, lightly spiced and quite peppery for a Lavaux Saint-Jacques, building gradually in the mouth with quite a vibrant spicy, even a touch of curry leaf on the aftertaste. Drink: 2020-2036. (Jan 2019)"

91-93 points Jasper Morris, MW: "Bright rich purple, the nose is quite closed, there is a driven dark raspberry linear energy on the palate, a few firm tannins, quite tight, this needs a little more time in barrel before it really starts to express itself. Tasted: November 2018. (Nov 2018)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Lavaux St. Jacques from the Rousseau family is beautifully sappy and pure in this vintage and truly a lovely bottle in the making. The nose wafts from the glass in a perfumed mélange of red plums, red and black cherries, woodsmoke, raw cocoa, gamebird, a hint of mustard seed, lovely soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core of pure fruit, excellent soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a long, focused and vibrant finish. Really refined juice. 2026-2065. (Nov/Dec 2018)"
Product SKU 336702
Producer Rousseau
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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