"This is even more aromatically reserved at present with its nose of somber red berry fruit, spice, game and earth scents that also reflect a note of herbal tea. The middle weight flavors are blessed with a high sophisticated mouthfeel thanks in part to the very good mid-palate concentration and partially to the fine-grained tannins shaping the saline and bitter cherry pit-suffused finish. Note that this too is a compact and serious wine that will need at least 7 to 8 years of bottle age to be approachable and one that should reward 15+."
92 points - Burghound
"The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is endowed with the most backward and broodiest bouquet of the fine Clos Saint-Jacques and demands a lot of coaxing from the glass. Eventually, I was able to pick out light rose petal aromas, freshly tilled soil and hints of black rather than red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet fig- and date-tinged opening. There is fine depth to this balanced Premier Cru, and toward the finish it begins to find its voice, offering brown spices and tobacco notes. This is an intriguing barrel sample that will be fascinating to watch. I am not sure that the 2017 will match the outstanding 2015 or 2016."
91 ~ 93 points - Vinous