2019 is one of the best vintages ever for this revered bottle from Jadot and is one of the top buys for the appellation. This is a serious wine and an excellent version of Clos St. Jacques not far behind Rousseau and available at a fraction of the price. We were able to get a few cases of this back vintage at our original release pricing but quantity is limited so act quickly!
One of Louis Jadot's most outstanding wines, the Clos St. Jacques is typically one of their strongest efforts in any vintage. Having tried many vintages of this wine over the years, we can say it's one of their most consistent wines and one of the best buys for Clos St. Jacques compared to the few others that bottle this vineyard landing at the perfect intersection of price and quality. 2019 is an exquisite vintage for this wine and one of the highlights of the range, outdoing many of their grand crus at two times the price. In his full review, Willam Kelley states that 2019 is the most successful vintage he has ever tasted, which is quite a comment, but a testament to Jadot. This is a premier cru that will age beautifully but can be approached earlier if desired. We have a limited amount of the Clos St. Jacques available, and those looking for an exceptional red Burgundy look no further.
James Suckling 97 points! "Stunning forest-berry nose! So beautifully balanced, in spite of the almost opulent ripeness and the huge, fine tannins. Great drive and energy on the very focused palate that heads off into the far distance under full sail. Enormous mineral freshness at the exceptionally long finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2024."
Decanter 95 points! "This 1ha of vines at the centre of the Clos-St-Jacques vineyard is among the jewels in the Jadot holdings, purchased in 1985 from the Clair-Daü heirs. The fruit delivers ripe fruit that is more black than red in nature, with a fabulous mineral complexity and a gamey edge. The texture is firm but not unyielding, with grip and freshness as well as rich extract, and a lingering finish. This should age extremely well."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 93-95+ points! "The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques (Domaine Louis Jadot) is very promising, wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, cherries, warm spices, candied peel, rose petals and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, layered and muscular, with serious concentration and rich reserves of ripe, powdery tannin, it concludes with a bright, precise finish."
Allen Meadows 92-95 points! "Slightly more subtle, though still moderately prominent, wood sets off the very spicy, cool and elegant aromas that consist mostly of red and dark currant and iron-inflected earth. There is very good volume and verve suffusing the refined and classy middle weight flavors that brim with minerality and dry extract where the latter helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine shaping the compact, powerful and strikingly long finale. This excellent effort will likely need a minimum of 10 years before it can be reasonably approached and should reward up to 20 years of keeping."
Jasper Morris MW (Inside Burgundy) 92-95 points! "Medium deep red with some plummy notes. There is a depth to the fruit here though, with a plumpness to it that is really pleasing, before the more nuanced style of Clos St-Jacques begins to emerge."