Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos St. Jacques" 2016, Bruno Clair
The "Clos St. Jacques" is considered to have the same potential as the lesser grands crus in Gevrey such as Mazis and Latricières. This fifth wine tasted from the Domaine Bruno Clair at the Justerini & Brooks Burgundy en primeur tasting had a pleasant strawberry nose followed by nut husk (likely from the oak casks) and rose leaf. Once imbibed this is light, feminine, soft. Definitely not a weighty, savoury, spicy, masculine Gevrey 1er Cru. This is light erring on dilute and not on a par with the other wines from the domaine which generally seems to have out-performed other producers. Scores 68-73/100. Priced at £1,600 per case of 12 bottles in bond or £162.60 per bottle retail. I will let you draw your own conclusions as to whether you want one case of this 2016 or two cases of more enjoyable 2015 grands crus!