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A 98-Point Rousseau Beating Clos St Jacques At A Fraction Of The Price

Domaine Rousseau’s Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques is one of Burgundy’s best wines and has a price tag to match its lofty reputation. So, when a wine from the same 1er Cru in the same vintage beats it, and does so at a fraction of the cost, then it becomes an instant must-own. Louis Jadot’s 98point Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques achieved this in 2019, and we are thrilled to have some to offer. 

We have been huge fans of Jadot in recent years as the wines are brilliant in quality, superbly made and yet always fairly priced. This 2019 proves that Jadot is a serious player and now capable of matching, or indeed beating, the big hitters. For Neal Martin, “there is wonderful density here” and it romps home as best CSJ in show” out-scoring some elite wines.

His 98point score is massive for a 1er Cru Burgundy and reason enough to seek out and buy this 2019. When placed in the context of the wines it has beaten in the same blind tasting, it becomes just about unmissable, as is demonstrated by the table above.

This is a fantastic buy. Do take a look and let us know if you would like any secured:


2019 Louis Jadot, Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er Cru
3cs (12*75cl OC) @ £1,990 per case in bond
8cs (6*75cl OC) @ £995 per case in bond
98 points Neal Martin
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a very perfumed and floral bouquet that takes time to settle in the glass, displaying lavender-tinged red fruit, potpourri and very fine definition, with subtle use of whole bunch. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins. This possesses fine acidity, commendable depth and perhaps just a little tightness toward the finish compared to its peers, but there is wonderful density here. This needs four or five more years in bottle, but, my word, I don’t think I have ever been smitten by a young Jadot like this, and it romps home as best CSJ in show. Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting. (2023) Drink 2028-2050


Offered subject to final confirmation. Available in the UK in 8-12 weeks.

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