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.
Score: 88 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
The Prieur 2007 Meursault Clos de Mazeray (from a monopole) smells faintly smoky and nutty, as well as of lemon oil and barrel. Its creaminess is complimented by notes of lanolin and vanilla from cask, but these elements are not yet harmoniously integrated with the wine-s fresh-fruited, citric brightness. Toasted nut and peach kernel lend bitterness to the finish that also appears to need a bit more time to assimilate, and gives me pause about estimating extended bottle evolution.
Score: 88 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Medium yellow. Sexy oak, yellow fruits and peach skin on the very ripe nose. Supple, sweet and fairly full, with strong stone fruit flavors framed by lively acidity. Offers good stuffing and balance and finishes with good length.
Score: 87 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows'
A ripe, fresh and mildly exotic nose offers up yellow fruit aromas that include apricot and hints of mango that transfer over to the delicious and fruity flavors that are rich and full yet retain reasonably good precision on the lightly mineral and energetic finish that is not overly complex and where a trace of warmth can be discerned.
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