Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur farms just over a 1/4 acre of Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet, which is a sizable share of this heavily fragmented vineyard of just 18 acres. Chevalier-Montrachet sits high on the slope above neighboring vineyards of Le Montrachet and Batard Montrachet. Soils here are rocky and extremely well drained. This is hallowed ground for Chardonnay lovers.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12-14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"An elegant red, displaying flavors of cherry, violet, spice and mineral on a sleek frame. There are tannins, but also a lot of energy and detail on the long, fruit- and mineral-laden aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2027."
A strikingly pure nose is composed of green apple, white flower and spice aromas that also evidence a hint of grapefruit. There is excellent intensity to the delicious, round and stony flavors that are among the ripest in the range yet remain wonderfully vibrant and reasonably well-detailed on the long, dry and lingering finish.
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