Wine Advocate Maison Roche de Bellene, 2014 Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques
"The 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is refined, understated, slightly subdued and introspective than its fellow more outgoing 2014 Gevreys. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, hints of sea salt and brine here, developing more depth towards the finish, suggesting that this broody and introspective Lavaux will repay cellaring. One for the more patient among you. " –April 2016
Vinous Maison Roche de Bellene, 2014 Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques
"Good medium red Brooding aromas of dark cherry, gingerbread spice and botanical herbs Savory, spicy flavors of pungent red berries and tangy minerals convey lovely depth and texture Finishes surprisingly sweet, firm and long, with a hint of boysenberry and seamless tannins This very well-delineated wine conveys an attractive coolness in the style of the vintage"
Maison Roche de Bellene, 2014 Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques
Lavaux St. Jacques is the largest of the Gevrey 1er cru vineyards. South-facing Lavaux St. Jacques is situated at the beginning of the valley entrance of the Combe de Lavaux from which it takes its name – high cliffs of Jurassic limestone that eventually form the bedrock of the vineyards.