This exquisite wine hails from the renowned Louis Jadot estate in Burgundy, France. Presenting the 2020 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St Jacques, this Pinot Noir showcases the elegance and finesse that Burgundy wines are famous for.
In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep, ruby-red color, enticing the eye with its allure. The aromas that waft from the glass are enchanting, offering a bouquet of fresh black cherries, hints of dry earth, and delicate rose petals. These captivating scents transport you to the vineyards of Gevrey Chambertin, where the grapes for this wine were meticulously cultivated.
On the palate, this Gevrey Chambertin reveals its true character. It is compact and concentrated, displaying the scale and gravitas of a Grand Cru. The tannin structure is massive, providing a firm backbone to the wine. However, it is the expressive fruit flavors that truly steal the show. Vibrant black cherry notes dance on the tongue, accompanied by subtle spice and an underlying minerality that reflects the stony white soil of the Estournelles sub-appellation.
The critics have also fallen under the spell of this exceptional wine. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, praising its bright and fresh red fruit qualities, tannic grip, and lingering finish. Jasper Morris, from Inside Burgundy, describes it as a beautifully pure wine with length and grace, highlighting its accurate depiction of the Estournelles terroir.
James Suckling, another respected voice in the wine industry, rates this wine an extraordinary 96 points. He admires its expansive nose, compact concentration, and massive tannin structure. Suckling advises exercising patience with this youthful wine, as it will reward those who wait with a magnificent drinking experience.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also sings the praises of this Gevrey-Chambertin, awarding it a score of 93 points. The publication notes its pretty aromas of cassis, dark berries, and peonies, as well as its fine, chalky tannins and lively acidity. They suggest allowing the wine some bottle age to fully appreciate its potential.
With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this wine exhibits balance and harmony, further enhancing its allure. It is best enjoyed between 2025 and 2040, allowing it to mature and develop its full range of flavors and complexities.
Presented in a classic cork closure, this Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St Jacques is a wine that epitomizes the beauty and sophistication of Burgundy. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for the future, it promises to be a truly remarkable drinking experience.