Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns two acres of vines idealy located on the mid level slopes of the Grand Cru of Chambertin. Soil here is rich in organic material, mineral and clay and vines are old and very densely planted to encourage competition amongst the vines, limiting yields and producing fruit of great concentration.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must macerates in temperature controlled oak vats for 21 days. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
The 2009 represents the world-class quality of the Chambertin appellation perfectly. Finely tuned, powerful and beyond complex this young Grand Cru will *wow* you from start to finish with it's layers of majestic purity.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Dark and smoky, with black cherry and plum flavors accented by spicy oak and licorice. This is classy and needs time to settle down, but all the elements are there and the finish is long. Best from 2014 through 2025."
Score: 95 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"A powerful, classic Chambertin, intensely structured and tannic. The sweet black fruit is potentially enormous, still finding its place among the tannins. Spice, with a mineral streak, gives the wine added complexity. Very dense in texture, this will age 10 years and many more."
"(from 5 separate parcels in both Chambertin and Clos de Bze, which measures .14 ha). Moderate reduction renders the nose difficult to read though there is good energy to the cool, reserved and tight broad-shouldered flavors that are stunningly complex and hugely long on the mineral-driven finish. This is a seriously impressive effort that just oozes class."
Score: 90 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
"Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. From the old vines over 45-years of age (seven pieces) this has a rather closed nose a first with touches of spice and dark berried fruit. It would benefit from just a little more vigour, although my sample may be affected by the atmospheric pressure. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe dark cherry and a touch of bergamot on the entry, bright and lively with succulent tart red cherries towards the finish. Linear at the moment, but decent length. Fine."
Score: 93 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
"Includes some tiny grapes from old vines in Clos de Beze; 2005 was the last year in which the estate offered separate Chambertin and Clos de Beze bottlings): Medium red. Complex, soil-inflected aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, mocha, smoke, dried rose, licorice and menthol. Silky and rather delicate for Chambertin, with exotic cherry liqueur and raspberry flavors lifted by spices and complicated by a saline element. The very long finish features suave tannins and strong stony minerality. Lovely understated Chambertin with the balance to age well."
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