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.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
The wild black currant aroma is intense, backed by flavors of macerated black cherry, oak spice and iron. The tannins are formidable, making this seem relatively closed as the finish lingers. A concentrated red. Best from 2020 through 2034.
"(70% new oak): Bright, deep red. Discreet aromas of red fruits, underbrush, coffee, black pepper and spices, plus an exotic suggestion of white peach. Silky and even on the palate, showing attractive sweetness with no loss of energy thanks to excellent peppery lift to the berry and soil flavors. Finishes with nicely ripe tannins and very good length and lift."
"The 2013 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru consists of a blend of young and old vines (11 barrels of which around half are new) and, fortunately, this was not affected by hail. It has a fragrant, quite floral bouquet that has more purity than some of the other crus. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins, a silver line of acidity, and that new oak is neatly assimilated on the finely-tuned finish. Very fine."
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