Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2009

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, rich and tightly packed with delicious berry and spice. This is an outstanding Corton that is surprisingly approachable at a very young age.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    "A notably ripe yet somehow cool and elegant nose offers up black berry, stone, warm earth and violet aromas that are in keeping with the equally ripe, dense and serious flavors that evidence an overt muscularity on the textured and palate staining yet refined finish. 2009 seems to have been a banner year in Corton and this terrific effort wont contradict that pattern."

    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011

    "(this and the rest of the Prieur grand crus were aged in 100% new oak): Bright ruby-red. Warm, complex, soil-inflected aromas and flavors of redcurrant, dried tobacco, leather and spices, with a hint of dark fruits emerging with air. Juicy, firm and intense, displaying lovely finesse and energy; much less obviously 2009 in style than most of the preceding wines. This very youthful, delineated, perfumed wine finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length. Should age very well."

    Grade: 92+ Points

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