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.
The 2008 Meursault Perrieres is golden in color, pure and focused on the nose and fresh, pure and elegant on the palate. The finish shows a fair amount of well integrated oak.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"A butterscotch note augments the apple pie and spice flavors in this effusive white, which tends toward opulent for the vintage, yet still retains the acid snap to keep this focused."
"An elegant, pure and wonderfully detailed nose of white orchard fruits, including peach, pear and apple, is set off by acacia blossom and gracefully transitions into the gorgeous, linear and energetic medium weight flavors that are silky, refined and brimming with minerality on the long, understated and strikingly vibrant finish. I really like this classy effort as it's a complete wine and makes a dramatic statement in its own understated fashion."
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
" Good medium yellow. Aromas of orange zest, anise and medicinal spices and herbs. Smooth, sweet and fat with soft citrus flavors complicated by minerals and hazelnut. Less exotic and more reflective of its terroir than the Charmes but plenty thick. Very strong, tactile, echoing finish. Impressive but still a bit extreme."
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