(75% vendange entier ): Good bright, deep red. Deep aromas of black cherry, licorice and chocolatey oak are lifted by floral and peppery nuances. Chewy, complex and deep, showing more stem notes of pepper and spices than game today and thus coming across as detailed and brisk. Very powerful, rich wine with superb depth and energy. The dark berry and chocolatey oak flavors carry through on the very long, refined finish. The tannins here are noble but this wine is a baby today and will require patience.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2013
Burghound | Rating: 93
An elegant, pure and airy nose features an ultra-pure and intensely floral character on the earthy and ripe dark berry fruit aromas. The layered and utterly delicious middle weight flavors possess an excellent sense of underlying tension as well as an almost pungent minerality on the full-bodied but well-delineated finish. This beautifully well-balanced effort is pretty much textbook Clos St. Jacques.