2014 Domaine Jacques Prieur Musigny Grand Cru

Year: 2014
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 95-97
Vinous Media: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 95--Burghound: 92-95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$699.95

"The 2014 Musigny Grand Cru has a deep, dark color. The nose is very refined with very good mineralité coming through with aeration, slightly floral. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a little grainy in texture, very harmonious and very classy -- among the best I have tasted. Not quite as sensual as say, Domaine de la Vougeraie, but perhaps even more tensile. This is an outstanding Musigny." (WA)

"Good medium red. Reticent, terroir-driven aromas of blueberry, blackberry, minerals, spices and earth. Silky, savory and fine-grained but also with a penetrating quality to its black fruit and salty mineral flavors. Not showing much easy sweetness today but seems clearly riper than the Echézeaux, demonstrating much less of that wine's greenness. Here the serious fine-grained tannins are nicely enrobed by concentrated fruit. Finishes very long, with repeating saline minerality." (VM)

"Produced from vines mainly planted in the 1970s, this is a concentrated dark wine. Rich and ripe, it has powerful tannins mingled with beautifully perfumed fruits. The wine is dense and packed with floral fruitiness as well as fine, sweet tannins. Drink from 2025.(WE)

"The wood treatment is a good deal more subtle though the spice elements are much more in evidence on the similar liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, lavender and Asian-style tea scents. There is outstanding volume to the opulent and lush flavors that are underpinned by surprisingly pliant tannins on the admirably pure and beautifully well-balanced finale. This isn't especially dense though it's by no means dilute and earns its marks by sheer class and the impeccable harmony of expression. As such, while this should amply repay 12 to 15 years of cellaring it should drink well young too." (BH)

Winery Notes
Terroir:
Domaine Jacques Prieur owns just under two acres of Grand Cru Musigny. This is one of the greatest terroirs in the world for Pinot Noir. The 25 acre vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking the larger Grand Cru of Clos de Vougeot in the village of Chambolle-Musigny. Soil composition is very thin and made primarily of small stones. Drainage here is optimal.

Vinification:
Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 23 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.