Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques 2009
WA92: The 2009 Clos St. Jacques is a rich, deeply pitched wine built on a serious core of dark red fruit, menthol, spices and licorice. Readers won’t find much of the early appeal of 2009 here, rather this is a wine built for the cellar. Layers of flavor build to a huge finish supported by considerable tannin. This intense, powerful wine is going to require quite a bit of patience.
VM91-94: The 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques is another subtle, understated wine. Here the fruit reveals chiseled purity, with mineral notes that are woven throughout. The finish is long, understated and delicate.