2022 Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux Saint Jacques Magnum

2022 Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux Saint Jacques Magnum



Charles’ holding in Lavaux Saint Jacques are comprised of 11 rows bordering the Clos Saint Jacques. It is at once dense and quite vertical, intense on initial palate impact and then finishing all airy and weightless, driven by the fil conducteur (driving thread) of minerality that is a hallmark of Lavaux, perhaps the most mineral of the 1er crus of the Combe. This is class in a glass. A little * awarded here.

“A fuller crimson colour. The bouquet is a lot more generous than the slightly etiolated Estournelles. The easy-going generosity of fruit continues across the palate, enough to cover the fine tannins at the finish. Medium length. Drink from 2029-2037. Tasted: November 2023.” 92-94 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine

“The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has one of the most floral bouquets from the range this year, with bunches of rose petals and a touch of lavender complementing the ebullient red berry fruit. It just needs a little more mineralité perhaps? The palate is medium-bodied, with juicy tannins lending this weight. With dark black fruit and touches of tobacco coming through with aeration, it’s not refined, but there’s a little sinew on the finish here. Fine, but it will need time.” 91-93 Neil Martin

“(from a .26 ha holding). Once again the nose is ripe yet cool with its blends of both red and dark berries, plenty of sauvage character and a smoky hint. There is excellent volume and better concentration to the larger-bodied and powerful flavors that conclude in a muscular and sneaky long finish that is very firmly structured, indeed at least a decade will be necessary for this to become suitably approachable. (91-93)/2034+” Allen Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”

“The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques is very generous, bursting with aroma of plums, cherries, potpourri and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, broad and layered palate that’s fleshy and supple, concluding with an orange-inflected finish.” 91-93 William Kelley

“”The Lavaux is richer and more flamboyant than the Estornelles. It has a mineral foundation and delicate fruit, and is generous and energetic. This has the silky generosity often found in wines from this vineyard, and it works for me. More, please! Drink from 2034. (2/12/24)” 93 Steen Ohman, Winehog