Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2012
- Red Wine
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is sourced from two growers that together produced eight barrels in this year. It has a very floral, violet-scented bouquet that needs to coalesce by the time of bottling. The palate is smooth and rounded with succulent red and black fruit that seem more harmonious than the aromatics. Spicy and almost peppery on the finish, this should be fine once bottled. - WA
Joseph Drouhin is one of Burgundy's most important wine producers. Founded in Beaune in 1880, the domaine has expanded throughout the 20th Century to include vineyards in Chablis, the Cote de Nuits, the Cote de Beaune and the Cote Chalonnaise, making everything from simple, village-level cuvees to highly priced grand cru and premier cru wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The domaine was started by the eponymous Drouhin, who established the company's headquarters in the city of Beaune in the late 19th Century. His son, Maurice, began to acquire vineyards in the early 20th Century, starting with the now-iconic Clos des Mouches vineyard. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Joseph Drouhin began to expand its land holdings in Chablis and, in 1988, the domaine established a vineyard in Oregon, in the United States.