Sunday, June 4, 2017

Domaine Jacques PRIEUR (Meursault) -- 2015 Part II: Côte de Nuits Reds Tasted from Barrel Samples

As I indicated on 2015 at Prieur, many of the Côte de Beaune vineyards suffered from the hails of the three previous vintages. But beginning with the Corton-Bressandes and continuing to these wines, that was not the case, yet I found relative disappointment here. It’s almost as though there had been a reversion to the winemaking of some time ago here that prized extraction and power over finesse and precision. Or perhaps that was just the result of the very small yields of the vintage here and the fact that, with exceptions, it is the lesser appellations and not the top terroirs are the real story of 2015. (Continue reading here.)