pierre bourée 2004 gevrey-chambertin 1er clos st.jacques

Update 22.9.2008(21.9.2008)billn

pierre bouree gevrey chambertin premier clos st jacques

Currently the only ‘other’ négoce St.Jacques I can think of outside of Dominique Laurent’s – though I’ve heard of a Patrice Rion(?) – drop me a line if you can think of others…
2004 Pierre Bourée, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacquestry to find this wine...
A rare négoce bottle of Clos St.Jacques. A deep core of already ruby-red colour – quite deeply coloured for a Bourée. The nose is the usual interesting blend of smoky Bourée stems a faint undertow of cedar, earthy Gevrey notes and another faint undertow of mushroom – the last droops in the glass hold a lovely pure redcurrant note. In the mouth there’s good texture; the plentiful tannins are not so astringent and are very well covered. There’s clearly plenty of concentration here, though the acidity shows a little too tart for the first hour, hence, defining the wine and becoming the major aspect of a very long finish. Density and complexity on the mid-palate is very good. This is a very young wine that improved in the glass such that the acidity was much less forward (maybe I was just ‘used’ to it) after an hour or so, but it is also today, slightly compromised by low levels of the 2004 green but there’s is plenty of wine here so my remaining bottles will stay at least 10 years in the cellar – if the green fades into the background it will be an excellent wine.
Rebuy – Maybe

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There is one response to “pierre bourée 2004 gevrey-chambertin 1er clos st.jacques”

  1. Tom Blach22nd September 2008 at 7:46 pmPermalinkReply

    Any idea of where it comes from, Bill?
    Have they made this for many years or is it a new wine?

    • bill nanson22nd September 2008 at 8:10 pmPermalinkReply

      @Tom Blach – Hi Tom, I’m just sipping the 05, a note to follow. Well I bought direct, but chose not to ask the source, clearly S.Esmonin sells a barrel or two to hubby, the ex pastry chef, so has form as a reseller. Patrice Rion (I believe) also has an un-named source. We could conclude that Esmonin has a track record as a source, but then Jean-Christope Vallet is a nephew of Charles Rousseau… I actually have no idea!
      The winesearcher link shows wines in the UK as far back as 1999 – and well priced ones too! Not sure how old the cuvée is chez Bourée…

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