Jadot’s 2012 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru is another stunner. Violets, new leather, white flowers, spices and blue fruits caress the palate. The Clos Saint-Denis is a wine of exquisite finesse and sheer beauty. Finely knit tannins support the fragrant, beautifully perfumed finish. Layers of flavor continue to soar from the glass in a seemingly never-ending display of pure class. Today, the Clos Saint-Denis dazzles. It’s as simple as that.
94-97 pts, Vinous, www.klwines.com, Jan 2014
Medium red. Subtle nose offers a sweet floral perfume. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, showing an almost 2010-like tension to its urgent flavors of redcurrant, pepper, herbs and rose petal. Totally different in texture from the deeper-pitched Clos de la Roche. This boasts a creamy sweetness too but with juicy acidity and underlying stony minerality giving it more obvious early shape and grip. Finishes very long and minerally, with a strong but suave tannic spine. There were a lot of pink berries here, noted Barnier, but they were small and ripe. (ST) (1/2014)
93-96 pts, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, www.klwines.com, Jan 2014