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The May 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/28/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #168. Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos-Saint-Jacques 2007

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 92 WA.
"Clair's 2007 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques smells of ripe black raspberry, black tea, cassis, iris, and rose petal. Persistent inner-mouth florality sets off the richness of fruit on a palate of finely-integrated tannin, the whole complimented by savory, saliva-inducing salinity that lingers with admirable length . . . . Bruno Clair and Philippe Brun report that they had to warm their cellar to encourage the primary fermentations of their 2008s, and their 2009s were already into malo before the 2008s finished. In consequence, even their Marsannays from the latter vintage had only been assembled the day I visited them in February. (Other wines were recently assembled or still in barrel, as noted in the text, and most were destined for May bottling.) The 2008 harvest here did not commence until the beginning of October. "You had mature sugars," says Clair echoing a frequent refrain, "but not mature skins or pips." Quantities were almost shockingly small this year, the Gevrey Crus ranging between 20-25 hectoliters per hectare, and there is certainly no lack of structure in what for now present themselves as a somewhat severely concentrated collection." Wine Advocate #189, Jun 2010
Provenance: The Sourire Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $160

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