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Clos des Jacobins 2012, Saint-Emilion (Grand Cru Classe)

RM228.80

Size: 750 ml
ABV: 14%

Grape Variety

Merlot: 80%, Cabernet Franc: 18%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 2%

Tasting Notes

Clos des Jacobins has a dark color, deep and bright. The bouquet is powerful and mineral with notes of black fruits, chalk, blackberry and spices. On the palate, the wine is ample and rich. It shows attractive texture, very elegant and long lasting. Clos des Jacobins is a model of complexity and balance. The wine is extremely consistent and may be laid out for at least 15 years.

Critic Reviews

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – James Suckling – Avril 2013
92-93/100
Aromas of blueberry and raspberries follow through to full body, with fine tannins and a long finish. Intense for the vintage. This is better than 2011 and very well done.

DECANTER – James Lawther – Avril 2013
16.5/20
Maintains consistency. Focused wine with attractive fruit. Builds on the palate to a firm, dry finish.

JANCISROBINSON.COM – Jancis Robinson – Avril 2013
16.5+/20
Lovely bramble and blueberry fruit. Fine, fresh, dry, elegant without the clobbering of oak though there is a touch of vanilla there too. Dense but rounded tannins. Firm, dry, oaky finish. Very good fruit waiting to emerge.

MY BETTANE + DESSEAUVE – Michel Bettane et Thierry Desseauve –
Avril 2013
16.5/20
Riche et onctueux, très coulis de mûre au nez et en bouche, suave et long. Intensité finement épicée en finale.

VERT DE VIN – Jonathan Choukroun Chicheportiche – Septembre 2016
16.25/20
Le nez est aromatique, fin, relativement juteux et offre une fine puissance. On y retrouve des notes de mûre et de cassis associées à de
fine notes de cerise noire, de petites baies rouges, de poivron ainsi qu’à des pointes de fleurs, de moka, d’épices et de boisé. La bouche est
fruitée, minérale, équilibrée et offre de la fraîcheur, du gras, de la complexité, une trame acide, de la gourmandise, de la jutosité ainsi
qu’une jolie matière soyeuse, suave et volumineuse. En bouche ce vin exprime des notes de mûre juteuse, de fruits rouges frais et de fines
notes de prune, de cassis associées à de petites touches de moka, de boisé toasté ainsi qu’à une très discrète pointe de caramélisation, de
réglisse et d’épices. Les tannins sont fins, bien menés, élégants et très légèrement fermes. Bonne longueur et persistance.

BORDEAUX TOTAL – René Gabriel – Avril 2013
18/20
Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Schwarzbeeriges Bouquet, Lakritze und Rauch. Samtiger Gaumen, eine
geniale Aromatik zeigend. Im Gaumen mit noch etwas verlangender Adstringenz (das ist bei der Fassprobe logisch), die Gerbstoffe zeigen
Muskeln und auch eine vielleicht forsche Extraktion. Wenn er alles verdaut, dann gibt einen Punkt mehr.

GAULT & MILLAU – Mai 2013
16/20
Nez aux notes de muscade, cumin, fleurs et menthol. L’attaque est souple, élégante voire gourmande, évoluant sur des tanins présents sans
agressivité et apportant de la structure sur un milieu de bouche charnu.

 

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Description

HISTORY

Clos des Jacobins takes its name from the Dominican monks known as “Jacobins” whose convent was attached to the Church of Saint-Jacques in Paris. These Jacobins lived on the outskirts of the Saint-Emilion village and used the farm buildings to accommodate pilgrims on their way to or from Santiago de Compostela. They farmed the vineyard to produce their wine, which provided them with most of their income.

LOCATION

Clos des Jacobins is located at the entrance to the medieval village in the heart of Saint-Emilion’s great terroirs. The vineyard has exceptional homogeneity and has existed as one single block of vines planted around the cellars since the 17th century. These vines are situated at the foot of the Saint-Emilion slope, where its clay soils are enhanced by the limestone scree that has eroded from the plateau above. This special location and its south-facing orientation provide a unique, early-ripening and generous terroir. The cellars have been renovated in their entirety; and the oak vats are temperature-controlled.

Having risen to the ranks of Saint-Emilion’s greatest wines between 1940 and 1950, Clos des Jacobins has been a Classified Growth since official classification began in Saint-Emilion in 1954. In more recent times it won the Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion trophy in Hong-Kong in 2006 after being semi-finalist twice, before it was finalist once again in 2008.

TECHNICAL SHEET

APPELLATION: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – Grand Cru Classé
AREA: 8.5 hectares
EXPOSITION: South
SOIL: limestone, clay and limestone scree
PLANTING DENSITY: 6,500 to 8,500 vines / ha
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 30 years
CULTURAL PRACTICES: Reasoned with tillage and grassing
HARVEST: Manual, in crates and optical sorting
ALCOHOL: 14%
AGING: 17 months – 75% new oak
CONSULTING OENOLOGIST: Hubert de Bouard de Laforest.

Source: https://mtdecoster.com/

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