Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2014

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Arguably the finest plot of white wine producing grapes on the entire planet. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a staggering 1.45 acres of total 18 acres of this heavily fragments vineyard. The terroir of Le Montrachet is second to none as it sits high upon the hill overlooking the mere mortals of 1er Cru and village level vineyards below. This is the mecca of white wine.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 22 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

A very big thank you to September of 2014!
Under the influence of a soft and damp winter and hot and dry spring, the vine growth cycle began earlier than usual, by the end of March. Therefore, 2014 was immediately placed among the earliest vintages of the last two decades.
But this changed overnight. On Saturday, 28th June, a violent hailstorm that we will hardly forget soon, has destroyed the heart of the Côte de Beaune together with Burgundy producers’ optimism regarding the beautiful 2014 vintage potential.
From this date, the weather conditions throughout July and August were particularly marked by high humidity and cool temperatures (especially in August) … and then a miracle happened!!! From 1st September long awaited summer finally arrived. Thanks to dry, warm and sunny weather most grapes reached the desired maturity. Pinot Noir demanded great vigilance in choosing the optimal harvest date and required a very rigorous sorting. As for Chardonnay, patience paid off and it was picked when it reached an equilibrium between perfect maturity and excellent health.

We started harvests on Tuesday, 16th September.

Luminous golden green with scintillating silver reflections. Precise, elegant anis notes, evolving into citrus and white flower notes. Powerful and dense, with beautiful sapidity and very long persistence on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.45 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
    Slightly cloudy pale yellow. More iodiney and closed on the nose than the 2015 version, offering citrus and menthol aromas. Then taut, saline and very dry in the mouth, displaying terrific lemony grip and a slight phenolic bitterness. Not as inviting in the early going as the Chevalier-Montrachet, this powerful expression of terroir has the texture and tannins of a red wine and will need extended cellaring. The yield here was 32 hectoliters per hectare, according to owner Edouard Labruyre.
    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Score: 96 Points

    Decanter Author: Stephen Brook
    Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
    "Elegant, reticent lime nose.Very rich, opulent, full-bodied, creamy, weighty but not clumsy palate with some toastiness on the finish. Acidity and persistence creep up. Very long."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "The 2014 Montrachet Grand Cru (which incidentally Jacques was thinking about two cuves from his two parcels) has a refined bouquet with lovely yellow flower and mineral scents that unfurl from the glass. This shows its class. The palate is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity, hints of white peach and citrus lemon, very harmonious with an almost understated finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a very classy Montrachet."
    Grade: 93-95 Points

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