Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur


Terroir: The large 123 acre vineyard of Clos de Vougeot is one of the most famous terroirs in all of Burgundy. Because of it’s vast size, this walled vineyard holds many micro-climates with many grade and soil variations.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

2015 Exceptional sunshine!
The year 2015 profited from completely exceptional climatic conditions with surplus sunning, very weak pluviometry and very high temperatures in June and July. The strong luminosity and heat marked this year with accelerated vegetative cycle and certain stages such as flowering at the beginning of June and ripening at the beginning of August were fulgurating.
Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th September for the Pinot Noirs.
2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Luminous ruby red. Generous showing floral, spicy and fruity notes at the same time (rose, clove and fresh cherry). Invigorating and dynamic with fruity-acidulous notes. Very digestible on the finish with structured, fresh and spicy tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Clos de Vougeot
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 123 acres total cru
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
    Offers resinous aromas and black cherry, black currant and blueberry flavors. Dense and chunky, with ample freshness underneath. A bit monolithic now and gruff on the finish, with dusty tannins and a long aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042.
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    (from a 1.19 ha parcel of vines at the bottom of the slope; 50% whole clusters). A ripe yet restrained nose somewhat grudgingly offers up its aromas of dark currant, plum, spice and freshly turned earth. There is outstanding size, weight and concentration to the very suave, round and quite generously proportioned big-bodied flavors that culminate in a muscular and well-balanced finish where a touch of the classic youthful austerity appears. This too will require at least some patience though I would expect that this could be approached after only 7 to 8 years of cellaring.
    Grade: 91-94 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    (40% vendange entier): Deep ruby-red. Very pure but reticent aromas of black cherry, herbs and licorice. Offers attractive sweetness to its medicinal black cherry and licorice flavors but comes across as extremely primary today, like a brand-new barrel sample. This youthfully tight, firmly structured wine finishes with powerful tannins that call for more levage (Gublin told me she'd probably wait until June to bottle it). But there's terrific intensity of fruit to support the powerful spine.
    Grade: 91-94 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru includes 30% whole bunch fruit. It has a succinct bouquet, quite understated compared to others that I have tasted, but well defined with black cherries, bergamot and pomegranate aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannin. There is a keen thread of acidity here, gently grip with a slightly chalky textured, but energetic finish with pleasing frisson. Enjoy this over the next 15-20 years.
    Grade: 92-94 Points

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