Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur's 3.7 acre plot of Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes sits with an ideal southeast facing exposure. The soil is primarily of clay and limestone with average draining that leads to highly ripe grapes.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12-14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"A ripe white rose and fresh lemon peel nose is trimmed in a subtle touch of oak toast before merging seamlessly into rich, full and generous medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of mid-palate fat and a real sense of volume before culminating in a fresh, intense and tension-filled finish. This is a really lovely effort that should enjoy 4 to 7 years of upside." 89-92 pts. Outstanding! -Burghound, July 2008
From relatively young vines, the Prieur 2006 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes offers a site-typical combination of adamantly chalky, stoniness; bright citricity; and a flatteringly polished mouth-feel. Voluminous and palpably extract-rich, this handles its 60% new wood and14.5% alcohol with aplomb, clinging with just a faint hint of heat. This wine should be worth cellaring for 4-6 years
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Musky, ripe stone fruits and spicy oak on the nose. Big, round and spicy; fat with fruit if a bit youthfully disjointed. This rather powerful wine shows good inner-palate tension thanks to its underlying minerality.
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