Robert Parker – 94
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is also showing well from bottle, wafting from the glass with a deep bouquet of red berries, spices, orange rind, woodsmoke and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, with velvety tannins, lively acids and a layered core, concluding with a long and fragrant finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2043
Vinous – 92
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St.-Jacques offers wild strawberry, blood orange and light mineral aromas on the nose. This already feels enticing. The palate displays a fine backbone, quite a "cool" Gevrey-Chambertin, with slightly darker and more introspective fruit than the Premier Cru, yet still with fine tension on the edgy, structured finish. Good potential here but it is not going to be a Lavaux that runs out and hugs you in its first few years.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040