The Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru is 1er Cru by choice only, as the fruit is entirely Grand Cru in turn creating a remarkable value from this top domaine.
Terroir: The Domaine Jacques Prieur Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru is sourced exclusively from the domaines young vines from within Le Chambertin Grand Cru itself. The domaine owns two acres of vines idealy located on the mid level slopes of the Grand Cru of Chambertin. Soil here is rich in organic material, mineral and clay and vines are old and very densely planted to encourage competition amongst the vines, limiting yields and producing fruit of great concentration.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must macerates in temperature controlled oak vats for 21 days. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
An incredible buy from Jacques Prieur! Declassified Grand Cru fruit! Vibrant berry fruit and a medium body combine with black pepper, spice and a soft finish.
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"From young vines in Chambertin, this is big and generous, showing the richness of the year as well as its depth of fruit. Firm tannins help to give the wine shape."
"(from Chambertin vines less than 20 years of age). Strong reduction compromises the nose at present but there is an admirable sophistication to the velvety and refined mouth feel that is dominated by an almost aggressive minerality on the cool and moderately austere but persistent finish. Worth a look."
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