Gevrey Clos St Jacques, Domaine Armand Rousseau 2013
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**Note: 90% new wood**
Subtle if not invisible wood serves as a backdrop for the mildly reduced nose so again do yourself a favor and decant this if you're going to crack one before 2020 or so. There is knock-out intensity to the gorgeously textured and mineral-inflected flavors that are imposingly scaled yet there is not even a hint of heaviness on the restrained, delineated and explosively long and mouth coating finale. This is a breathtakingly robust and powerful Bèze that is going to require all of 20 years to reach it zenith.
|Score: 95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016|
This is also notably ripe with its expressive and attractively cool nose of black cherry and raspberry, earth, floral and discreet spice elements. The palate impression is impressively rich with excellent volume along with plenty of the hallmark minerality suffusing the sleek, refined and gorgeously long finish. This is terrific and I particularly like the harmony of structural elements.
|Score: 93/95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (57), January 2015|
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques from Rousseau has an elegant bouquet with pure red cherry, sous-bois and rose petal scents that blossom in the glass. Just gorgeous! The palate is very well balanced with crisp tannin, very well judged acidity with raspberry, redcurrant and plenty of spice towards the beautifully composed, elegant but quite powerful finish. Top class. Tasted September 2016.
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, November 2016|
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