Clos St-Jacques 2016, St-Georges-St-ÉmilionBordeaux, France
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Clos St-Jacques 2016, St-Georges-St-Émilion Bordeaux, France
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A brooding nose showing primary fruit aromas of plums and red berries, still slightly masked by the proportion of oak which gives the wine a touch of rusticity. On the palate there is plenty of power, with fresh, ripe, plummy fruit; dates, red berries and even blackcurrant. The wood is quite present in the mix but in balance with ripe tannins and a velvety finish.
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About this wine
Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Goes well with
Jean-Guy Gregoire, an owner of various clothing and fashion shops in the region, purchased the vineyard in 1999 to appoint his son as technical director, who at age 22 had recently graduated with a viticulture-oenology degree. This ‘young gun’ initially encountered some prejudices among the Bordelais due to his age and his lack of family wine heritage. However, after producing some exceptional wines he has won them round and is now known as “the wine rocker”!