Terroir: Arguably the finest plot of white wine producing grapes on the entire planet. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a staggering 1.45 acres of total 18 acres of this heavily fragments vineyard. The terroir of Le Montrachet is second to none as it sits high upon the hill overlooking the mere mortals of 1er Cru and village level vineyards below. This is the mecca of white wine.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 22 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
A triumph, seducing you with endless layers of every flavor imaginable in a Chardonnay. A bombardment of flavor, powerful, rich, and concentrated.
Score: 92 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
"Exotic aromas of dried fruits, clove, menthol and medicinal herbs. Thick and solid, but with powerful penetrating acidity that excites the taste buds. This impressively stony, tactile, intense wine is hard to scrape off the palate but is likely to need extended aging to harmonize."
"A very backward and almost painfully primary nose only grudgingly gives up aromas of spice, acacia blossom and mildly exotic ripe yellow fruits that complement perfectly the rich and opulent broad-shouldered flavors that possess impressive reserves of dry extract plus astounding length. A 'wow' wine but note well that ample patience will be required."
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