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

Pinot Noir grapes have been cultivated in and around the Burgundy region of France for centuries, where they have long been favored by vintners for their wide range of flavors, their thin skins and for producing wines which have light, smooth tannins, and a beautiful garnet red color Whilst they remain one of the flagship varietals of this special region, their wide popularity and recent status as a fashionable 'romantic' varietal has led to them being planted in almost every wine producing country in the world. However, the Pinot Noir demands a huge amount of care and attention from the wineries that wish to grow it, as this varietal is particularly susceptible to various forms of mildew and rot. Despite this, the grape is otherwise a favorite with wineries for the fact that it requires little extra effort once it begins fermentation. Pinot Noir is also widely known for producing some of the world's most famous sparkling wines, being one of two key grapes for the production of Champagne, and several other sparkling varieties.

Region: Burgundy

The region of Burgundy has become synonymous with high quality red wines, but in actual fact the region consistently produces a wide variety of fine wines of many different styles, rigorously protected by French wine laws designed to keep reputations and quality at a very high level. The region benefits greatly from a warm and sunny summer climate, which, coupled with the excellent quality soils which typify the region, and centuries of experience and expertise, has led to the region being known all over the world for the excellence of its produce. The majority of grapevines grown here are of the Pinot Noir varietal, which has helped Burgundy become known as the definitive region for elegant and smooth red wines, but Chardonnay grapes and many others are also grown in abundance and used to make both still and sparkling wines.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.