Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut-Saint-Jacques 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB7326-14
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Berthaut

From .13 hectare, located just at the Combe de Lavaux, very high on the slope and with great exposure; 50 year-old vines with very low yields.  In 2014, two barrels were made and one was new. 20% whole cluster. The wine is structured, dense and spicey with excellent concentration and firm tannins on the finish.

Total production is only 400 bottles. 

(90-92) points
"(this fruit is from the same owner as the Cazetiers; fermented in a single 600-literfoudre): Dark red-ruby. Deep aromas of blackberry, violet and smoked meat. Creamy on entry, then juicy, energetic and firm-edged; showing less personality today than the Cazetiers but this wine possesses a bit more size and structure, along with a serious spine of tannins and acidity. Finishes with excellent length and lift."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, Jan 2016
(91-93) points
" A ripe and brooding if exuberantly fresh and complex nose offers up a layered blend of red currant and wild dark berries that is generously laced with pungent earth and sauvage notes. There is superb intensity to the equally powerful, stony and serious middle weight plus flavors that are shaped by markedly firm but not hard tannins while the youthfully austere and linear finish delivers first-rate depth and persistence. Like the Cazetiers this is definitely going to require patience as it would be infanticide to open a bottle before at least 6 to 8 years of age and 12 to 15 would be better."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, Jan 2016