1998 Dominique Laurent, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques

Update 31.12.2022(28.12.2022)billn

Dominique Laurent Gevrey Clos Saint Jacques

1998 Dominique Laurent, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques
The cork is wet with wine through its length – spongy too – but it comes out in one piece and the wine is in good shape.
Not much more than medium colour with plenty of more amber colour at the rim. What was once a hint ashy is now a nose of width and more refinement – there’s still an echo of smokiness about this fruit but it’s very inviting. Broad – there’s really some mouth-filling width to this wine. A couple of mm of cushion to this texture and tannin that’s all but assimilated. Then comes the burst of finishing flavour – for a CSJ this is very powerful so probably not a wine you will finish in one sitting. Just a hint of blood-iron and more than a hint of salinity to this finishing flavour. No shirking violet this wine but it’s a pleasure! Luckily it’s not my last 98 and I may have a few 99s too 😉
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “1998 Dominique Laurent, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques”

  1. Joel Butler MW29th December 2022 at 6:27 pmPermalinkReply

    Begs the question from whom was the CSJ fruit bought- Esmonin, Clair, Jadot, Rousseau, Fourrier??? back then
    Joel Butler MW

    • billn29th December 2022 at 7:12 pmPermalinkReply

      Well Joel,
      He’s been the partner of Sylvie for many years…

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