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: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Marked by sweet oak, this displays black cherry, earth and mineral flavors in a linear profile. Long and balanced, with bright acidity driving the earth- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2033.
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
This is produced from 25-year-old vines in the Chambertin Grand Cru vineyard. It is a smoky, structured wine with layers of dark fruits and ripe tannins, with the fresh acidity of the year. Lots of attractive fruit is surrounded by the firm tannins and dry aftertaste. It should not be drunk before 2020.
"The 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru, from declassified 18-year-old vines from Chambertin, has an airy, refined bouquet with boysenberry and raspberry coulis, a touch of sous-bois coming through with aeration. The 50% new oak is nicely embroidered into the palate, quite sumptuous in the mouth with plenty of roundness here; this is an early drinking Gevrey that will drink well in its youth."
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