Jacques Prieur

Jacques Prieur

For years Domaine Jacques Prieur was in a slow and seemingly terminal decline, with quantity rather than quality being the byword. The guardian angel arrived in the form of Mercurey-based négociants Antonin Rodet in the late 1980s. Rodet's oenologist, Nadine Gublin, has been the driving force behind the renaissance in quality which now rivals the very finest producers on the Côte. The Domaine is today owned 70% by the Labruyère family and 30% by the Prieurs.

The roots of the revival lie in the vineyards where fewer pesticides and herbicides are being used and, come harvest time, there is now a far more rigid selection of the best fruit. The results are a revelation. They have an exceptional range of grand cru vineyards – including the grandest of the grand, such as Montrachet, Musigny and Chambertin. But perhaps because the domaine’s holdings are dispersed up and down the Côte that it has not enjoyed the first rate reputation that one might have expected. The wines are certainly good, but perhaps just short of the flair which would place them in the very top division. There is a conscious decision to pick relatively late and make flamboyantly full-bodied wines.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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2014 Meursault, Clos de Mazeray Monopole Domaine Jacques Prieur, Burgundy
White
2014
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
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13.0% Alcohol
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£362.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2000 Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Jacques Prieur, Burgundy
Red
2000
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Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2014 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes, 1er Cru, Domaine Jacques Prieur
White
2014
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Jacques Prieur
Red
2015
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2015 Chevalier-Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Jacques Prieur
White
2015
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes, 1er Cru, Domaine Jacques Prieur
White
2017
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2017 Meursault, Clos de Mazeray, Blanc Domaine Jacques Prieur, Burgundy
White
2017
Ready, but will improve
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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