A prestigious reference in the Saint-Emilion appellation, the name of this estate, Clos des Jacobins, refers to the Benedictine preacher monks who welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Since 2004, this Grand Cru Classe has been owned by Thibaut and Magali Decoster.
Clos des Jacobins is a Saint-Emilion wine made from an 8-hectare and single-block vineyard, whose origins date back to the 17th century. Located at the foot of the hill and benefiting from an excellent southern exposure, the vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on soils composed of limestone, clay and limestone scree.
Vinification and aging
The wine is aged in barrels (75% of which are new).
Cabernet Franc (18%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (2%).
The nose combines fruity (black fruits, blackberries, blueberries) and floral fragrances.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s amplitude, its vivacity and its density.
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.