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: 89 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Medium red. Aromas of red berries, dried flowers and menthol. Juicy and easygoing, showing good cut but only moderate intensity to its crunchy red fruit and floral flavors. In an essentially tender, round style, with nice balance for relatively early drinking. Finishes slightly lean, with firm tannins."
"Bright, dark red with ruby tones. Tight nose hints at blackberry, violet, licorice and mint. Juicy and savory in the mouth, with noteworthy intensity to its very primary black cherry and smoky mineral flavors. Very tactile wine with plenty of personality. The most promising vintage yet for this bottling, which is made from the estate's young vines in Chambertin. One can see the Chambertin soil here."
"The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, which will come from the younger vines in Chambertin, has a vivacious floral bouquet with dried violet petals infusing the dark berry fruit with just a suggestion of black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, a fine edginess, but showing just a little attenuation towards the brittle finish."
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