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.
"Full, deep red. Very reduced on the nose, hinting at red fruits, flowers and spices. Enters the mouth juicy and floral, then turns a bit youthfully four-square and solid in the middle. There's nothing over the top about this lively 2012. The tannins are serious but arrive late, spreading out to saturate the mouth. Needs time."
"Good bright ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice and mint aromas suggest a tight, lean wine. Juicy, savory and locked-up on the palate, with piquant minerality accenting the flavors of black cherry, licorice and spices. Shows an enticing touch of sweetness but quite backward and tannic today. Gublin notes that this wine will be racked only once, two or three months prior to the bottling, which is unlikely to be done until next July."
"The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which tends to be the cru that is bottled the latest at Jacques Prieur, comes from a parcel just below the Chateau de la Tour. It has an elegant bouquet with dark cherries, blackberry and dried violet developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannins on the entry. The clay really comes through towards the powerful, bullish finish that lends it the length if not quite the finesse of other Clos de Vougeots this vintage."
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