This superb premier cru is the most intense of Gevrey, with silky, dense black cherry and raspberry fruit flavors and aromas and seductive notes of tobacco and spice ending in a refined, complex finish.
Wine Advocate 94 points - Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune, the Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Louis Jadot was the one that surpassed my expectations. It offers impressive clarity on the nose with ebullient red cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit intermingling with fine minerality. This has class written all over it. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, tart red cherry fruit and great tension on the finish, if not the persistence that a more benevolent growing season would have given. Sublime. (Nov 2014)
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques has another bouquet influenced by the sea well-defined with crisp delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. There is a little hardness here at the moment that will need several years to soften, although there is focus and freshness on the finish. Perhaps a little foursquare at the moment, it is a wine that will need patience to come around. Drink 2016-2025+ (Aug 2013)