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Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classé)

Clos des Jacobins
$65.90
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionBordeaux
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionSaint-Émilion Grand Cru
Drinking Window
GrapesMerlotCabernet FrancCabernet Sauvignon
Wine Description:
Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is a prestigious wine from the renowned Saint-Émilion appellation in Bordeaux, France. This wine is classified as a Grand Cru Classé, indicating its exceptional quality. The vineyard of Clos des Jacobins boasts unique features, including its location on the slopes of Saint-Émilion and its clay-limestone soil, which contributes to the wine's complexity and elegance. The winemaking process involves careful selection of grapes and traditional techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses the terroir. Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is known for its rich and full-bodied style, with flavors of dark fruits, spices, and velvety tannins, making it a true delight for wine enthusiasts. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May require additional aging to fully appreciate its potential
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User Rating:

4.3
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classé) is a prestigious wine from the Saint-Émilion region in Bordeaux, France. This wine is classified as a Grand Cru Classé, which indicates its exceptional quality and reputation. On the nose, this wine offers a complex bouquet of aromas. Notes of ripe black fruits such as blackberry and black cherry are prominent, accompanied by hints of cedar, tobacco, and spices. There is also a subtle floral character, with delicate violet and lavender undertones. The palate of Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is full-bodied and well-structured, with velvety tannins that provide a smooth and elegant mouthfeel. The flavors mirror the aromas, with ripe black fruits taking center stage. There is a beautiful balance between the fruitiness and the savory elements, creating a harmonious and sophisticated profile. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of dark fruits and a touch of oak. This wine has excellent aging potential, and with time, it will develop even more complexity and depth. Overall, Clos des Jacobins Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is a remarkable wine that showcases the best of the Saint-Émilion terroir. Its exceptional quality, complexity, and aging potential make it a true gem for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Read more
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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