2020 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St Jacques

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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jamessuckling.com, July 2022

The expansive nose of fresh black cherry and dry earth leads you into this very compact and concentrated Gevrey-Chambertin, which has the scale and gravitas of a Grand Cru, as well as massive tannin structure. This...
DC 94

Decanter, November 2021

This small premier cru is at the very top of the slope, above Lavaux St-Jacques, and just that much further into the combe, making this a cool site. True to form, it retained a bright and fresh, high-toned red fruit...
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2021

(91-94 points) A fresher clear purple compared to many wines this year. Beautifully pure, a very accurate rendition of the stony white soil of Estournelles, with length and grace.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

(91-93 points) The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques (Domaine Louis Jadot) is very pretty, unwinding in the glass with notes of cassis, dark berries, peonies and wintergreen. Medium to full-bodied...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Sub-appellation Estournelles
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.