2005 Dominique Laurent - Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques 1er Cru (Vieilles Vignes) 750ml

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IWC 92-94  
2005 Dominique Laurent - Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques 1er Cru (Vieilles Vignes) Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-94

(fruit from Sylvie Esmonin, picked at the beginning of October) Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, smoked meat, minerals and flowers. Silky on entry, then almost painfully intense and even a bit youthfully tough but with grand cru class. This has superb density of material but is held in check today by serious, oak-powered tannins. Finishes with a superripe suggestion of caramel. This one will be fascinating to follow-and to compare over time with the wine made by Sylvie Esmonin at her family domain.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 131

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Average rating: 95, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

43 bottles owned by 12 collectors.

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About This Producer


Dominique Laurent is a former pastry chef who, with the 1993 vintage, began producing handcrafted wines. He believes in a non-interventionist style of winemaking which aims to maintain the purity of fruit and reveal the character of the terroir. He has several categories of wines which include the regional Bourgogne Passetoutgrains and Bourgogne Rouge, the Cuvee Tradition (lighter style wines village wines), Grande Cuvee (village wines from old vines), and 1er and Grand Crus.

See other similar producers: Domaine Dugat-Py, Domaine de la Vougeraie, Domaine Vincent Girardin

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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