Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Santenots sits on the northern boundary of the Meursault appellation. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns approximately 1/2 an acre of this vineyard. This is an extremely unique vineyard as producers are able to produce both white Meursault 1er Cru or red Volnay 1er Cru from the same parcel. The vines face almost due east and the soil is heavy in nature, primarily clay and silt.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"A very subtle touch of pain grillé sets off a fresh and highly expressive nose of white peach, clove and acacia blossom that complements the nicely rich but solidly precise middle weight flavors that are notably more powerful with an interesting note of salinity on the long and mouth coating finish where the focus is maintained by the firm acid backbone." 89-91 points -Allen Meadows, Burghound, June 2009
Nose of green raspberries, violet, and white fruits. Balanced and rich on the palate with good minerality. Lots of power.
Score: 88 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
Musky floral perfume along with lemon oil and honey scent Prieur's 2007 Meursault Santenots. Silken in texture, and with a palpable sense of underlying extract, this shares with this year's Clos de Mazeray a need to integrate slightly splintery as well as sweet notes from barrel into what seems an inherently fresh-fruited and chalk-tinged (and as such vintage-typical) wine. Will further personality also develop short-term, I wonder.
Score: 87 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Medium yellow. Peach fuzz and a hint of minerality on the nose. Supple and rather easygoing, with less depth, tension and structure than the Clos de Mazeray. Slightly more exotic in style but with good minerality. A fruity version of Meursault.
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