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.
Score: 90 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Medium red. Musky red berries and flowers on the nose, with hints of menthol and herbs. Sweet, sappy and appealing, in a rather open style. Can't match the best 2010s here for precision and thrust, but this offers a lovely balance of fruit, acidity and suave tannins. Finishes with good energy and sneaky subtle persistence. "
Score: 91 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"An ultra-pure and exceptionally cool nose exhibits essence of red pinot fruit, stone, humus, underbrush and earth scents. There is the same wonderful purity on the gorgeously transparent, detailed and vibrant flavors that exude a fine minerality on the dry, clean, long and refreshing finish. This is really quite impressive for such young vines and less austere than its older sibling."
"Good bright, deep red. Expressive aromas of cassis, licorice and smoky minerality. Silky-sweet in the mouth, with ripe acidity and a touch of pepper giving shape to the mid-palate. This attractive, juicy wine should be easy to drink in its youth."
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