Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 2015
|Region||France, Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis|
|Brand||Domaine Armand Rousseau|
"Supple and fluid, this red features intense black currant, blackberry, spice, sandalwood, licorice and iron flavors. Sleek and well-integrated, with a very long aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045." Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator 97 points Drink 2024-45
Supple and fluid, this red features intense black currant, blackberry, spice, sandalwood, licorice and iron flavors. Sleek and well-integrated, with a very long aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045. 60 cases imported.
The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques 1er Cru has more fruit intensity than Jean-Marie Fourrier's (implying just a slightly later picking, perhaps), offering copious black plum, raspberry, sous-bois and subtle tobacco scents that are beautifully defined. The palate totally delivers: harmonious, succinct, beautifully structured, with perfect acidity that imparts a disarming sense of symmetry, and brilliantly articulated terroir expression on the sustained finish. Bon vin, très bon vin. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Tasted blind, the 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques was showing very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with a lavish bouquet of red-black fruit, petroleum jelly, candied peel and a framing of cedary new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and velvety, with considerable concentration at the core and a firmer, more structured profile than it showed in February, suggesting that it is shutting down. The finish is long and succulent, displaying excellent ripe acids.