Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns about 3/4 of an acre of 1er Cru Meursault Perrieres. The soils of this east facing slope are well drained consisting mainly of a stony mixture of limestone, sand and clay.
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 19 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"Interestingly the nose is not dissimilar from the Combettes if perhaps slightly higher-toned and ever-so-slightly more elegant yet the flavor profile is rich, full, powerful and well-muscled with plenty of mid-palate concentration and fine length. There is less emphasis on minerality than is typical and overall, this is not particularly elegant or refined but there is a lot of wine here, indeed to the point of having a chewy finish." 89-92 pts. Outstanding! -Burghound, July 2008
Score: 93 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Ripe aromas of yellow fruits, crushed stone and smoky oak. Sweet, silky and seamless but given definition and grip by a strong component of dusty stone. Sappy and dense but quite fine, and already very expressive. Strongest on the energetic back end, which boasts chewy flavor intensity and enticing aromatic persistence. A suave, strong wine that can be tasted now but should also age well. Even better than it appeared to be a year ago.
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