2001 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

2001 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

Year: 2001
Appellation: Gevrey Chambertin
Country: France
International Wine Cellar: 90
Burghound Rating: 92
Price :
$1,150.00
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By Stephen Tanzer Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar/Apr 04
Good medium red. Strawberry, coffee, rose petal and smoky oak on the nose. Sweet, ripe and plump, with aromatic flavors of plum and spicy oak. Here the nearly 100% new oak percentage (the foregoing wines get little or no new oak) adds considerable sex appeal and nicely frames the wine's rather delicate fruit. Finishes long, subtle and aromatic, with an impression of finer tannins. 90 points

Tasting note: Knockout aromas of wonderfully intense black and red cherry fruit loaded with cassis and a touch of new oak introduce medium-bodied, sweet, harmonious, very expressive and long flavors all underpinned by racy minerality and firm structure. The tannins are prominent but ripe and the density of extract is impressive and this both coats and stains the palate. As it always does, this delivers finesse with real mid-palate punch with near perfect grace. Be sure and serve this cool as the alcohol becomes noticeable if it becomes a bit too warm. Burghound 92 Points


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