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 translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.

Region: Burgundy

There are few more famous wine regions in the world than Burgundy, and this special area has given much to raise the profile of fine French wines around the world. Although most commonly associated with excellent quality red wines made with the Pinot Noir varietal, this region is home to several red and white varietals and produces and impressive range of wines, from still to sparkling, dry to sweet, full bodied and aged, and from to light and drinkable. The region of Burgundy has been producing excellent wines for centuries, with much evidence to suggest that the ancient Gauls were the first to cultivate the native vines which flourish here in the warm summers, and on the excellent soil fed by local rivers. This type of heritage has led to a wine industry highly unique, deeply traditional, and with an exquisite reputation to uphold.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.