Terroir: This 6 acre walled vineyard in the heart of Meursault is a monopole for Domaine Jacques Prieur. The vineyard sits in a rather flat position with rich clay soils covering what was once a riverbed.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12 hours to fermentation. The wine ages for 19 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
Shows lots of broad Meursault fruit, filled with bright peach, spices and mineral aromas and flavors.
The Prieur 2006 Meursault Clos de Mazeray is dominated by fresh lime, pineapple, and crushed stone, along with lanolin and vanilla from the barrel. A lees-imbued sense of richness contrasts with slightly detached acidity, and this well-concentrated wine will have to reconcile its elements in bottle.
Score: 87 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Very ripe aromas of apricot and earth. Smooth and sweet but a bit lacking in definition; began a bit blurry with alcohol but showed pineapple and mineral notes with air. Finishes with good length.
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