Chateau Clos de Jacobins St Emilion 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau Clos de Jacobins|
The 2016 Clos des Jacobins is a big, rich wine with tons of dark fruit and equally imposing structure. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, espresso, wild flowers and menthol all add character. This is a decidedly powerful, extracted style. The oak tannins have started to integrate, but ideally readers will be able to give the 2016 at least a few years in bottle to allow the wine to be at its best.
The 2016 Clos des Jacobins has a well defined bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, pressed flowers and a touch of bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly chewy entry. This feels bold and assertive, quite dense but it needs more delineation and precision towards the finish. Not bad, but it could be better.
The 2016 Clos des Jacobins checks in as a blend of 80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deeper ruby/plum-tinged color is followed by a ripe, slightly rustic bouquet of savory black cherries, dried chocolate, some old fireplace, and graphite. Drink this medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured and balanced Saint Emilion any time over the coming 15+ years.
This offers plum and cherry fruit, lined with light floral and savory hints, all carried by fine chalky minerality that lingers on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,949 cases made, 100 cases imported.