Sunday, December 13, 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur -- Part III: 2014 White Côte de Beaune Cask Samples

Although Prieur’s reds that I reviewed were very good, the real story here is at the top vineyards some of the best white wines that I tasted on my trip. They are testaments to what is overall the greatest young white Burgundy vintage that I have known. Nevertheless, the Beaune vineyards, while producing good wines, did seem to suffer some from the third consecutive year of hail.

In order to combat premature oxidation of the whites, the whites are were vinified in larger casks than previously was the case – something I observed in many other cellars, too.

As with the reds, this is one of the most amazing collections of vineyard holdings in Burgundy. (Continue reading here.)