Jacques Prieur Clos Vougeot 2013 750ml
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Jacques Prieur Clos Vougeot 2013

Jacques Prieur - Burgundy - France - Cote De Nuits - Chambolle Musigny

Professional Wine Reviews for Jacques Prieur Clos Vougeot 2013

Rated 93 by Decanter
A more restrained but equally complex nose offers up notes of ripe raspberry, dark berry liqueur, spice and plenty of pungent earth, all of which is trimmed in enough wood to notice. There is good power and richness to the robust and overtly powerful big-bodied flavors that are shaped by firm but not hard tannins before culminating in a balanced and impressively long finish. This is a big and youthfully austere effort yet my sense is that this will likely be approachable after only 5ish years if desired. (Burghound)
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
From Prieur's two parcels, the 2013 Clos Vougeot was picked from October 8 and underwent a 20-day cuvaison. There are 13 barrels of which 9 are new. At the moment, the new wood is quite conspicuous on the dense, almost opaque nose: lush vanilla-tinged dark cherries and raspberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, thickset tannins, quite muscular compared to other 2013s with a broody finish that grips the mouth. It is very introspective at present, and I am not sure I would have elected to use that level of new wood, but let's see how it develops.

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Winery: Jacques Prieur

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.

Region: Burgundy

In the beautiful French wine region of Burgundy, there is archaeological evidence to suggest that there has been viticultural activity going on for at least two thousand years. To add to this, there are early written records praising the exceptional wines produced in this region dating back to the 6th century, making Burgundy one of the oldest established and still operational wine regions in the world. The region is most commonly associated with fine red wines, with Pinot Noir being the primary grape varietal grown on its rolling hillsides and gently sloping valleys. However, Chardonnay grapes are also produced in abundance for the production of their fine white wines, with both varietals benefiting greatly from the region's warm, hot summers and the superb soils which make up the terroir.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.