Vinification/ Aging: aged in 75% new French oak barrels.
Alcohol Grade: 14.5%
Best to have it: 12-14ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Clos de Jacobins
The vineyard of Clos des Jacobins lies right at the gates of Saint-Emilion, a single plot surrounding cellars at the foot the town’s slope – on land once belonging to the Church. During the 19th century, it was owned by the Cordes and Vauthier families, but in 1964 was sold to Domaines Cordier. The property has changed hands twice since then: once in 2001 when it was acquired by Gérard Frydman and again in 2004 when it was purchased by Bernard Decoster. Clos des Jacobins has subsequently been passed to Bernard Decoster’s son Thibaut and his wife Magali. It was formerly known as Château Clos des Jacobins but its title was shortened in 1997.
The name Clos des Jacobins comes from a group of Benedictine monks — known as Jacobins — who, working their vineyards just outside the city of Saint-Émilion, offered pilgrims on the road of St-Jacques de Compostel wine and shelter on their farm. Today, the estate is the crown jewel in the collection of Magali and Thibaut Descoter, who also own and operate three other Saint-Émilion Grand Cru estates, a restaurant and wine tourism business.
The vineyards of Clos des Jacobins cover 8.5 hectares with perfect southern exposure on soils of limestone rock, clay and calcareous scree. Magali and Tibaut have spared no expense in the vineyard or the cellar, and their hard work and dedication, along with the advice of Hubert de Bouard, have quietly made Clos des Jacobins the most outstanding value in Saint-Émilion.