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Domaine Jayer-Gilles
2013 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

Never thought we’d see a day of JAYER!

Not that it’s Henri Jayer the final frontier, those trade either as fakes, or a bottle here and there for the lucky few vino billionaires out there… Extracurricular reading on that contingency can be found here as reported by Wine Spectator.

Let’s talk about our descendent of the Jayer family here. After all, the ‘Jayer’ in Jayer-Gilles is none other than Henri’s cousin Robert, whose son is Gilles! More on the family ties are expertly explained here by their UK distributor.

Before we get further lost in Burgundial (new word, ha!) trivia, let’s cut to the chase: If you’re remotely interested in this definitive OG region of Pinot Noir, you would be a FOOL to miss this opportunity to pile up on this trio at prices that billionaires mentioned above will never see.

Take it from Antonio Galloni’s Vinous “Jayer remains one of the most under-the-radar growers in Burgundy. The two Bourgognes are among the best wines readers will find in their respective price ranges, while at the other end of the spectrum, the Échezeaux is super-pedigreed.”

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This Bourgogne is anything but ‘entry level’ and the 2 extreme cherries are the icing on the cake. What we would do – and swear we’re not hoarding any so that you can have all – is buy as much as you can of this plus what you can afford of the cherries that will benefit immensely from some time in the cellar as you experience His Jayer-ness at UNDER $50! A bucket-list-worthy Burgundy bargain? Check!

Rather than give you our impressions which range from ooh to aah, the barrel notes below by Vinous & Burghound are the most detailed we could find, they speak volumes.

Till they are gone - which we suspect is just a question of time.

Barrel Tasting Note – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

“This small Domaine tucked a bit out of the way in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits remains one of Burgundy’s best kept secrets. Gilles-Jayer crafts meticulous, sleek Burgundies loaded with personality. In particular, the entry-level wines are impeccable here. Then again, Jayer lavishes the same care on those wines he reserves for his top bottlings, including 100% new oak for all the wines. The Jayer Burgundies are sleek and racy, but these days the oak is not especially noticeable. Instead, the wine stand’s out for their impeccable overall balance. In 2013, Jayer began bringing in his fruit beginning on October 9, very late even for the year. The wines I tasted from barrel point to another brilliant vintage. One of Burgundy’s great under the radar wines Jayer’s Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Nuits is once again terrific in 2013. Plum, red cherry, menthol, spice and violets meld together in a juicy, pliant Burgundy that over delivers. Beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 will drink well upon release and for another decade or so beyond that. Drinking window: 2016-2023.”

Barrel Tasting Note – Burghound

“Outstanding, top value. There is a touch of wood framing the more deeply pitched nose of spicy red and dark currant aromas that are trimmed in a bit of earth character. The delicious middle weight flavors display a lovely minerality as well as better phenolic maturity to the supporting tannins, all wrapped in a persistent, complex and balanced finish. As it usually does this boxes above its weight. Recommended. Drink 2017+.”

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