Terroir: The large 123 acre vineyard of Clos de Vougeot is one of the most famous terroirs in all of Burgundy. Because of it's vast size, this walled vineyard holds many micro-climates with many grade and soil variations.
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 has extremely limited availability in both 750ml and 1.5l. Please consult your local FWS rep for availability.
"Good bright red. Very fresh aromas of cherry, rose petal, menthol and spicy oak. Juicy on entry, then powerfully structured in the middle, with menthol, mineral and spice flavors showing buns of steel. Little in the way of easy sweetness here. Finishes with a powerful spine of chewy, building tannins and an element of fresh herbs. According to winemaker Gublin, this wine has been getting more floral in recent vintages, as the presence of grass between the rows now absorbs excess water. Austere today but I would expect this to merit a higher score with ten years of aging."
"This is quite ripe yet also very fresh with a hint of wood spice to the plum, cassis and warm earth suffused nose. There is good concentration to the relatively powerful broad-shouldered flavors that possess plenty of palate coating dry extract that also serves to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the textured and solidly persistent finish. This is not as complex as the other grands crus in the range though its obviously very early so perhaps more will develop in time. That said, while my predicted range obviously foresees some future development, I should note that the underlying material is not as strong as the best here."
"Good bright red-ruby. Very primary, reduced nose offers black cherry, menthol, mint and spices. Tightly wound and cool, even a bit youthfully imploded; still a bit rigid following the late malo. Densely packed, tannic and currently dominated by its structure. Hard to assess today, and less sweet than most of the 2010s at this address."
Showing : 3