Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2005

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1.8 acre parcel of Les Bressandes in the Grand Cru of Corton. Les Bressandes sits on the northern portion of the hill of Corton on the lower slopes. Soils are heavier here than further uphill consisting mainly of clay and small amounts of limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

“Deep, bright ruby. Smoky black fruits complicated by earth, mocha and game; very Corton. Broad, lush and rich, combining a lovely sweetness and strong underlying structure. Not yet particularly differentiated; this is more a wall of fruit today. Very rich and pliant but less classy and vibrant than the Volnays. This needs a racking and a relatively early bottling.” -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2007

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008

    "An unchiseled block of concentrated black cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors, firm tannins and lively acidity. There's a wild fruit quality to this, and it builds nicely to the long, palate-staining finish, where the oak spice comes forth. This will give a lot of pleasure in the future. Best from 2016 through 2040."

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

    Deep, bright ruby. Smoky black fruits complicated by earth, mocha and game; very Corton. Broad, lush and rich, combining a lovely sweetness and strong underlying structure. Not yet particularly differentiated; this is more a wall of fruit today. Very rich and pliant but less classy and vibrant than the Volnays. This needs a racking and a relatively early bottling.

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