Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2008

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

Intense ruby-red in color with deep purplish highlights.  The wine is complex and concentrated with delicious berry fruit, liquorice and spice.  Firm in the finish with ripe tannins.

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011

    "Very ripe, rich, structured wine, exuding power and concentration. It is packed with red fruits and damsons, creating a juicy character and tense mineral acidity.A magnificent wine, for aging."

    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Friday, April 1, 2011

    "Good full red. Complex nose combines red cherry, dried flowers and sexy oak tones. Not a particularly fleshy style but juicy, supple and pliant, with a penetrating perfume in the mouth. The flavors of red fruits, spices and pepper are still a bit youthfully imploded but the long, ripe finish suggests that this one has a terrific future ahead of it. This was made from what enologist Nadine Gublin described as "perfect grapes," picked with 13.5% natural alcohol and no rot. Aged in 100% new oak."

    Grade: 92+
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    "Highly perfumed, showing flowers and sweet vanilla, backed by cherry and strawberry flavors. There's plenty of vibrant, pure and sweet fruit and substance underneath. The long finish features spice and mineral."

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    "Highly perfumed, showing flowers and sweet vanilla, backed by cherry and strawberry flavors. There's plenty of vibrant, pure and sweet fruit and substance underneath. The long finish features spice and mineral."

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    "Good deep ruby-red. Quite ripe on the nose, offering notes of cherry, meat and smoky oak. Big, rich and sweet; the most voluminous of these 2008s to this point by a wide margin. Plenty of spicy oak showing. This really spreads out on the back end. The tannins are quite fine-grained, no doubt due largely to this wine's full (13% natural) ripeness. Potentially better than the very good 2007."

  • Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    "The Prieur 2008 Corton Bressandes displays a toasty, smoky, faintly caramel overlay from wood, behind which is very ripe, refreshingly bright cherry. (This site was as usual picked first among Prieur’s Pinots, yet at the highest potential alcohol – which, admittedly, was on this occasion little more than 13%.) Streaks of chalkiness and salinity add interest and invigoration to a finish in which toasted nuts, resin, and smoke also impinge on the fruit. This will be worth following for a decade."

    Grade:

    89-90 Points

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010

    "An exceptionally fresh and bright nose of red berry fruit and wet stone that is completely different from the Chambertin. The medium-bodied flavors that tautly muscled and moderately powerful and while this also displays a certain minerality, it's not nearly as overt as in the Chambertin. I like the quality of the tannins here as they're firm but sophisticated with no rusticity on the harmonious finish that is poised and calm. The word Zen comes to mind."

    Grade:

    91-93 Points

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