2009 Domaine Jacques Prieur Champs Pimont Rouge, Beaune 1er Cru

$360.00
Scores: 90+ BG:(87-90?) CRU:90 CT:88.3 IWC:90 AVG: 89
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Unit: 75cl

Domaine Jacques Prieur has been making wine in Burgundy for over 200 years. After starting out in Meursault, they now have vineyards in some of the best areas of Burgundy. Their Champs Pimont Rouge is one of their most affordable wines, being "only" a Premier Cru, however it is still an exceptional wine. It is made from a 2.28 hectare plot of pinot noir on a slope overlooking the town of Beaune. The grapes are hand picked, then the wine stayed on the skins for 18 days, giving a rich, ruby colour. On the nose there are hints of dark fruits, and chocolate, with some spice tones on the paler nicely complimenting the fruit.
, Jan 2011, (87-90?)
An extremely ripe nose speaks of plum and hints of prune that lead to very rich, round and generous flavors that evidence a light minerality on the clean and dusty finish that possesses good verve and persistence. At present this seems somewhat awkward as the nose is borderline over ripe yet the finish is balanced and doesn't display any of the surmature hints of the nose.

, May 2013, 90
The nose is a bit closed at this point, leaving a bit of toast. But on the palate there is great acidity and minerality, leaving a refreshing and subtle finish. The tannins are silky, though still too young. 現在香氣較收斂,以烤烘味為主。入口卻有豐富的礦物及酸度,清新而帶柔和的收結。單寧 如絲幼細滑,仍然年青。

, Jan 2012, 90
Good medium red. Perfumed aromas of redcurrant, rose petal and flint. Juicy and nicely delineated, with an attractive restrained sweetness to the saline red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and very good subtle persistence. Just over 2 hectares of this 3.2-hectare vineyard near Clos des Mouches is planted to pinot noir, the rest to chardonnay.

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Type Red Wine 紅酒
Grapes Pinot Noir
Country France
Wine Region Burgundy
Sub region Côte de Beaune
Appellation Beaune 1er Cru
Vineyard Les Champs Pimont
Producer Domaine Jacques Prieur

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