2014 Domaine Jacques Prieur Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru

Year: 2014
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Burghound: 89-92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :

"The 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Combettes, one of the first to be picked, has a light, chalky bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is more where the action is, with delicate touches of peach, orange zest and dried honey; it is quite weighty towards the finish that needs to show just a touch of more precision. That said, there is plenty of flavor packed into this Puligny."(WA)

"Gublin explained that this had not been racked and not surprisingly it was heavily reduced. There is both excellent richness and volume to the well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract while coating the palate on the seductively textured, balanced and saline-inflected finale. This will need to add depth but the underlying material is present such that this could very well occur." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Domaine Jacques Prieur's 3.7 acre plot of Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes sits with an ideal southeast facing exposure. The soil is primarily of clay and limestone with average draining that leads to highly ripe grapes.

Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12-14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.