Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er Cru 1999

Gevrey Chambertin / Rousseau

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Tasting Notes

Simply glorious. Gorgeous, rich, sweet and already at its peak though with quite enough guts to continue to give pleasure. What a treat it was to taste this. Even more so to drink it.

Score: 19

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2010-2030 21 April 2016

Bright crimson with a pale rim. Heady, sumptuous nose. Lovely developed bouquet. Ripe red fruits and a hint of mushrooms. Lovely blend of sweetness of fruit with fresh acidity and nerve. A stunningly complete red burgundy that is already drinking well but should have a long life ahead of it. Candied raspberries on the finish. Amazing persistence. Opened up in the glass too!

Score: 20

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2010-2030 13 May 2015

The expressive nose of spice, earth and Gevrey style sauvage hints presently mixes mostly secondary fruit aromas with the last vestiges of primary red fruit that is trimmed in enough wood to notice. The supple, round and delicious middle weight flavors display plenty of the hallmark minerality along with a lovely sense of balance on the solidly persistent finish that delivers fine is not truly outstanding depth. For my taste this has reached an inflection point in its aging curve where it could be drunk now with pleasure or held for a few more years first. As an aside, while this is a perfectly good wine, by the very high standards it typically achieves 1999 is not a standout vintage. Tasted multiple times recently with consistent results.

Score: 91

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: Now+ 06 September 2014

Tasted at The Glasshouse in South Africa. This might be turning out to be my favourite vintage of Clos Saint Jacques - this bottle better than any I remember. It has a sensational nose that is pure as you can imagine with blueberry, violets and crushed stone. The palate is so silky smooth with perfectly judged acidity. It hardly seems to have evolved since I last tasted it with an unerring sense of symmetry on the glycerine-tinged finish. Complete is the most apt word I can think of-followed by -delicious-. Tasted September 2012.

Score: 97

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com 31 March 2013

Bright ruby-red. Sexy nose combines maraschino cherry, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and lively oak spices not apparent in the foregoing wines. Full, sweet and chewy in the mouth, with a silky, layered texture to buffer the wine sound acidity. Cherry and black raspberry flavors are nicely sweetened by the wine's new oak. Features a long, gripping whiplash of a finish and fine tannins that coat the entire palate.

Score: 92

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 01 March 2002

The dark ruby-colored 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques has exuberant, sweet, blackberry fruit aromas. This medium to full-bodied wine has amplitude to its mouth-coating , black cherry, oak, and cassis liqueur flavors. It is velvety-textured, lively, and boisterous. Drink it over the next 10-11 years.

Score: 90 - 92

Pierre Rovani, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2001-2012 31 August 2001