Gevrey Chambertin, Clos St Jacques, 1er Cru
Bruno Clair

Gevrey Chambertin, Clos St Jacques, 1er Cru, 2006


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2006
12x75cl
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£2,918.46


Bruno Clair, Gevrey Chambertin, Clos St Jacques, 1er Cru, 2006

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

A bold, imposing wine of great majesty, this explodes with racy fresh forest berry, cherry and mineral character with ripe creamy kirsch and crème de mure suggestions on the finish.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
03/2009

Notes
Full, dark red. Some very ripe notes to the aromas of plum, blackberry and violet. Moderately sweet and penetrating, with very good energy and underlying spine to its currant and floral flavors. A bit youthfully imploded but finishes with solid power, serious tannins and enticing lingering perfume. This classy, fine-grained but still-tight wine calls for seven or eight years of patience. (Incidentally, I tried two different bottles of the Cazetiers and both seemed slightly dried by imperfect corks.)

specifications

country:
France

region:
Burgundy

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Producer:
Bruno Clair

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Allergen Information:
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Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair started his own domaine in 1979 with small holdings in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey and Savigny Dominode. Alongside this sat his family's Clair-Dau estate, one of the great Burgundian domaines, however following the death of his grandfather Joseph Clair family disaggreements sadly lead to its dismantling in 1985. The following year, to add to his own small domaine, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. Bruno Clair’s wings are spread widely over the Côte d’Or covering nine appellations in total.

Bruno, first and foremost, is a vigneron adopting an approach that involves back-breaking vineyard work and minimal intervention winemaking, using a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller barriques for the long slow ageing process. New oak, though used, is kept relatively low - rarely going above 40% even for the Grands Crus. Edouard and Arthur Clair, Bruno's sons, are an exciting, committed new generation gradually taking over, gently introducing a few enhancements such as increased whole bunch percentages and less sulphur usage. There is no doubt that Bruno Clair have upped their game over the last ten years and have well and truly broken into the top league of estates in the Côte de Nuits.

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