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.
Score: 91 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
Bright lemon-yellow. Musky, oily yellow peach and sexy hazelnut on the nose. Riper than the Meursaults that preceded it in my tasting but also quite taut in the mid-palate. A sharply chiseled, energetic wine that conveys a silky, seamless texture. Finishes with strong lemony acidity and minerality.
Score: 94 PointsDecanter Author: Stephen Brook
"The huge apricot nose is powerful but not overbearing. Very concentrated palate: juicy, suave, not too oaky or weighty. Long, spicy and complex."
"The 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Combettes, one of the first to be picked, has a light, chalky bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is more where the action is, with delicate touches of peach, orange zest and dried honey; it is quite weighty towards the finish that needs to show just a touch of more precision. That said, there is plenty of flavor packed into this Puligny. "
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