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.
Very open at an early stage, this Meursault leads with candied fruit, roasted nut, lemon and spice.
"Good full yellow. Very ripe, expressive apricot and nectarine aromas perked up by a touch of minerality. Sweet and a bit warm, with ripe stone fruit, spice and honey flavors offering moderate nuance. Powerful in a 2009 style but a bit hard-edged on the lingering finish. These vines are now nine years old."
"A hint of reduction still allows glimpses of primarily lemon and orange peel nuances that introduce rich and attractively voluminous flavors that possess good freshness and plenty of vivacity while culminating in as solidly complex, balanced and lingering finish. This is quite pretty rather than deep though it is delicious."
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"Opulent, ripe wine, powered by richness and yellow fruit flavors. There is also a mineral tang, with grapefruit and citrus that sits well as the core of this otherwise rich, concentrated wine."
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