Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a small 1/2 acre parcel of 1er Cru of Clos de la Fèguine which is perched on a very steep portion of the south facing hillside. This vineyard sits on a former quarry and contains a light brown silty soil made up of gravelly clay and limestone. Ideal drainage.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
(This and most of the following Prieur '06s were bottled in April of '08) Aromas of nutty oak, smoke, flint and minerals. Sweet, supple and expressive on the palate, with apple and peach fruit picking up a saline quality on the back end. Finishes fat and sweet. 89 pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sept.-Oct. 2008
Prieurs 2006 Beaune Clos de la Feguine displays bright lemon, narcissus, lanolin, and vanilla on the nose. Fatter and fuller than its citrus aromas led me to expect, it lingers with peachy richness, persistent notes of oak, but also a hint of chalky mineral dimension that may take on more importance as it is followed in bottle for 2-3 years.
Score: 89 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Aromas of nutty oak, smoke, flint and minerals. Sweet, supple and expressive on the palate, with apple and peach fruit picking up a saline quality on the back end. Finishes fat and sweet.P>
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