Through the Other Side: Burgundy 2016 in Bottle (Oct 2019)

The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru, matured in 70% new oak. It has a very detailed, focused and yet unapologetically tightly wound bouquet that demands some encouragement in the glass, as if punishing you for infanticide (hey, I’m just doing my job.) Over the course of a few minutes those crushed granite, almost flinty aromas begin to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, perfectly judged acidity, just a little confit in style but with so much energy on the finish that it does not know what to do with itself. There are touches of dark chocolate on the aftertaste, completing a really lovely Clos Saint-Jacques. Superb. Tasted at the Domaine.