Bright deep red. Pretty, perfumed nose combines exotic red fruits, smoked meat, iron and oak. Juicy and fine, with flavors of redcurrant, dried flowers and spices; reminded me of a particularly fragrant sangiovese. Light on its feet due to bright acids, but I don’t find this quite as rich or primary as it appeared from barrel a year ago. Finishes with fine tannins and excellent length.
Robert Parker 91-93
The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques (domaine) has a roasted black fruit-scented nose. Medium-bodied, lush, and delicious, this is a pure, sweet red cherry and blackberry-flavored offering. While it does not have the power or concentration of Jadot’s finest vintages of Clos St.-Jacques, this wine relies on elegance, purity, and definition. This is a gorgeous, flavorful, highly delineated effort that possesses copious quantities of supple tannin. Projected maturity: 2003-2012.
Anticipated maturity: 2003-2012