Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2007

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 deep red. Aromatic nose offers cherry, flowers, earth and smoke. Fat and ripe but a bit medicinal and herbal, and less sweet than the Volnays. A solidly built but youthfully inexpressive wine, rather austere today and slightly dry on the finish. This, too, had been recently racked and needs further elevage.” 88-91? pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Robert M. Parker, Jr.
    Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    The Prieur 2007 Corton Bressandes displays ripecherry, leather, and resinous, caramelized oaknotes. At 13.5% natural alcohol by one measure theripest wine of its collection, this certainly pours onrich, slightly stewed fruit and introduces some senseof stony as well as saline mineral character in itsfinish. But I also find a bit of extraneous oakinessand slightly rough patch that concerns me. Still, Idsay it is worth anticipating a positive reaction here to3-5 years in bottle. I would just monitor the winesevolution annually if I planned to cellar it.

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows'
    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    An intense earthy and notably ripe nose of red and dark berry fruit trimmed in a discreet touch of wood that is followed by a very rich and round full-bodied flavors brimming with minerality and dry extract that buffers the buried tannins, all wrapped in a hugely long finish. This is a balanced effort that is very Bressandes. Recommended.

  • Score: 88 Points

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

    Good deep red. Aromatic nose offers cherry, flowers, earth and smoke. Fat and ripe but a bit medicinal and herbal, and less sweet than the Volnays. A solidly built but youthfully inexpressive wine, rather austere today and slightly dry on the finish. This, too, had been recently racked and needs further elevage.

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