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.
Explosive and alluring on the nose followed by a palate of mineral, white fruit, particularly peach and pear with dark flavors of almond and vanilla.
"Pale bright yellow. Candied peach, lemon drop and a whiff of flint on the ripe, expressive nose. At once fat and powerful, with fresh apricot, crushed stone and mint flavors framed by penetrating grapefruit/pineapple acidity. This has the density and force of a grand cru, not to mention the minerality. Really opens out and builds on the back."
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
"A precise wine, with a structure of great acidity and fresh fruit, which has a fine balance between yellow fruits and pointed pink grapefruit. Its texture is such that it will age well over several years."
"This is perhaps the most aromatically elegant and refined wine in the range with its pure white flower, citrus, stone, pear and white peach suffused nose. There is good richness and volume to the equally pure, intense and detailed flavors that brim with minerality on the delineated, focused and driving finish. This chiseled effort should reward 7 to 10 years of cellar time and is very much a classically styled Perrires."
"Compelling nose offers lemon drop, orange, crushed stone and menthol. Suave, dense and thick but with good mineral cut energizing the citrus and spice flavors. Nicely sappy, minerally, broad wine with a vibrant, persistent finish. "At the beginning this was more chardonnay than terroir-driven," noted Gublin. "It was easy to taste but lacked real flavor. But now the minerality is coming out.""
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