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.
"Good full red. Restrained, pure, complex nose hits most of the major Gevrey food groups: redcurrant, cherry, minerals, spices, leather, tobacco and underbrush. Rich, supple and sappy with extract if still a bit youthfully reduced. A strong acid/tannin backbone gives the mid-palate excellent tension. Rises impressively on the slowly building, fine-grained aftertaste. Aged in 100% new oak, like all the grand crus at this address."
Score: 93 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"A touch of spice sets off the intensely sauvage character that is reinforced by the presence of forest floor and humus scents on the ultra-pure and cool nose that closely resembles the fruit profile of the Gevrey 1er. The mineral-inflected, intense and muscular flavors evidence plenty of the hallmark austerity that one expects in young Chambertin, all wrapped in a long, persistent and very firm finish. I very much like the balance and this should age well, indeed it will definitely need it."
"Good full, deep red. Brooding aromas of black cherry, small wild red berries, spices and flowers. Like a coulis of fruit in the mouth, with terrific concentration and energy to the dense, bracing flavors of crushed berries and cocoa powder. Quite sappy and primary, with terrific acidity and nicely buffered tannins giving it a firm structure for a slow and positive evolution in bottle. Long and rich on the aftertaste."
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