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 wine shows aromas of toasty oak, smoke, minerals and stones. Supple, ripe and juicy in the mouth, red apple and white peach flavors become assertive before firm acidity builds into a long finish.
Score: 89 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
Prieurs 2007 Beaune Clos de la Feguine (from one of their two monopole vineyards) offers a consistently tight, bright, stony, saline, and citric personality. Aromatically it is rather shut-down, again making one wonder whether it isnt simply in need of short-term bottle evolution. But there is a sense of seamlessness of flavors here to match the wines sleek, refined texture that was missing in the Mazeray and Santenots bottlings at this stage. And there is a palpable sense of extract that should help focus the flavors and make this fascinating to follow over at least the next 4-5 years.
Score: 88 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Medium yellow. Very ripe yellow fruits on the nose. Supple and sappy; a step up in acidity from the Santenots, with a spicy element contributing additional lift. Not a particularly complex wine but fairly dense and broad. Finishes with good grip.
Score: 88 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows'
A very pretty and refined nose of cool and airy lemon peel, anise and floral aromas that slide gracefully into nicely voluminous and rich medium-bodied flavors that possess an attractive texture on the balanced, minerally and notably dry finish. Lovely and fashioned in an understated style.
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