Couvent des Jacobins, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2008 ~ Bordeaux, France
15.5/20 Gault & Milau (2005)
15/20 Gault & Millau
Gault & Milau - "This 2008 offers an elegant reading and finesse of the appellation. The nose smells fresh black fruit, while the mouth is finely extracted, with a mineral persistence."
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Renouned 17th Century winery, Clos des Jacobins is situated at the entrance of the region's medieval town, in the heart of the greatest Saint-Emilion estates. It lies at the foot of the hill; benefiting from the natural erosion of the plateau, which mixes limestone fragments with the clay.
This location, coupled with its southern orientation, makes for a terroir that is early cropping and generous. It's wine reflect the terrior of the region and the committment of its expereinced winemakers.
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wines are produced under slightly tighter production restrictions than regular Saint-Émilion wines. As with other grand cru appellations, the intention behind this is to improve the quality, and to distinguish the area's finer wines from the more everyday wines.