2001 Clos des Jacobins St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2001 Clos des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

At its full peak of maturity, now you find a medium-bodied, soft, round wine loaded with sweet cherries, thyme, wet earth, truffle, and mocha. There is no reason to hold this any longer as I suspect the wine will slowly decline from here. 90 Points

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When to Drink Clos des Jacobins, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos des Jacobins are better with 3-4 years in the cellar before starting to show its best. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. Clos des Jacobins is best enjoyed in the first 3-15 years of life.

Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Clos des Jacobins with Wine and Food Pairings

Clos des Jacobins wines are best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Clos des Jacobins wines are best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Clos des Jacobins are also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta and cheese.