Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2006

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

“Good full medium red. Ripe but closed nose hints at a medicinal austerity. Minerally and tight in the mouth, dominated by its tannic structure. Perhaps best today on the finish, which features very firm but ripe tannins and a burst of cherry. Enologist Gublin says the tannins of the '07s will gain in sweetness during the final months of elevage, but today I prefer this 2006.” 91+ pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

Recent Press

  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009

    Blackberry, lingonberry, mint, iodine, black tea, and hints of Demararra brown sugar combine for a winsome nose. Superb concentration of bitter-sweet fruits, herbs, pepper, and mineral shadings inform an expansive vividly juicy and primary-fruited, yet also palpably dense and firm palate. The staining and invigorating intensity of finish here by no means precluded lift and sheer refreshment. Plan on giving it a few years before revisiting this beauty; then on following it at least through the teens of this century.

    Grade: 93-94 points
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Good full medium red. Ripe but closed nose hints at a medicinal austerity. Minerally and tight in the mouth, dominated by its tannic structure. Perhaps best today on the finish, which features very firm but ripe tannins and a burst of cherry. Enologist Gublin says the tannins of the 07s will gain in sweetness during the final months of elevage, but today I prefer this 2006

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