91-93 Burghound - This too is quite aromatically cool and even more elegant with its spicier array of red currant and discreet newly turned earth scents. The understated and equally refined medium weight flavors don't possess the same power, yet the almost delicate mouthfeel is highly appealing, all wrapped in a youthfully austere and markedly stony finale. Like the Feusselottes, this is textbook ESJ.
One of the 26 Premiers Crus of Gevrey-Chambertin, Estournelles Saint Jacques lies on a steep, southeastern slope with calcareous clay soils that bear a similarity to the soils of nearby Grands Crus. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured 15 months in oak barrels before bottling.