Musigny Grand Cru 2006

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns just under two acres of Grand Cru Musigny. This is one of the greatest terroirs in the world for Pinot Noir. The 25-acre vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking the larger Grand Cru of Clos de Vougeot in the village of Chambolle-Musigny. Soil composition is very thin and made primarily of small stones. Drainage here is optimal.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and de-stemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 23 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels, located deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

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"Good deep, bright red. Captivating, soil-driven aromas of red fruits, violet, spices, smoky herbs, licorice and earth. Suave on entry, then sappy and gripping in the middle, with complicated mineral, floral and saline elements all accentuating the wine's tactile quality. Builds nicely on the back half, finishing with firm but ripe tannins and excellent grip and energy. Less ample and more tightly wound than the young 2007, but I find more intensity and energy here: I'd bet on this one in the long run." 93+ pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

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  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Good depth, bright red. Captivating, soil-driven aromas of red fruits, violet, spices, smoky herbs, licorice and earth. Suave on entry, then sappy and gripping in the middle, with complicated mineral, floral and saline elements all accentuating the wines tactile quality. Builds nicely on the back half, finishing with firm but ripe tannins and excellent grip and energy. Less ample and more tightly wound than the young 2007, but I find more intensity and energy here: Id bet on this one for the long run.

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