This wine comes from vines about 50 years old located in Gevrey-Chambertin in the Lavaut Saint-Jacques climate. Exposed to the south and south-east and at an altitude of 290 to 315 meters, they rest on a calcareous brown soil resulting from the weathering of clay limestones and Premeaux limestones.
'100% whole cluster. Ancient vines in a cool site. Gorgeous glowing purple, and a magical bouquet of pure fresh fruit, violets, rose petals, in a style which I adore – it is spectacular. No more than medium bodied but really long and fine and not too ripe, Will make an ethereal bottle further down the line.' - 5 star wine. 94-96 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
'With no new oak and 100% whole cluster from 80-year-old vines, the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a very well-defined bouquet, a little dominated by the stems at the moment, but I suspect they will be assimilated with time in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Gentle and unassuming in some ways, but you can feel that length on the finish. Superb.' - (91-93) points, Neal Martin, Vinous
'A cooler and slightly more restrained nose reluctantly offers up aromas of both red and dark pit fruit aromas that are cut with hints of forest floor, earth and the sauvage. There is lovely vibrancy and very good detail to the tautly muscular and mineral-driven medium weight flavors that also exhibit evident power on the youthfully austere finish. If this develops more depth it could be quite special as LSJ loves hotter vintages.' - 90-92 points, Allen Meadows’, Burghound.
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