Robert Parker 89
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques has a musty, earthy nose, a touch of mushroom here and it feels rather loose knit. The palate is medium-bodied with a pinched entry. There is some hardness here, moderate depth and it does not really “flow” although it does improve with aeration in the glass. Perhaps bottle age will mellow this Lavaux Saint-Jacques, yet it pulls up short. Team Rousseau made better wines than this in 2013. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Bright, dark red. Medicinal red cherry complicated by leather and underbrush on the nose. Sappy, crunchy red fruit flavors show good energy and lift. Finishes with serious but sweet tannins and lingering saline minerality. This cuvée has shown increasing depth in recent vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027