Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur’s 3.7 acre plot of Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes sits with an ideal southeast facing exposure. The soil is primarily of clay and limestone with average draining that leads to highly ripe grapes.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12-14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

2016, 26th-28th April: Devastating frost episode!
After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect.
The overall quality of the wines is not affected by these weather disturbances.

Luminous green, gold with silver reflections. Slightly licorice evolving into floral notes (white flowers, acacia). Fresh, digestible on fresh notes (lemon zest). Flavorful on the finish with beautifully wholesome.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3.7 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "A ripe and fresh nose exhibits a pretty combination of white peach, mandarin orange, anise and floral scents that are trimmed in discreet but not invisible wood. There is a subtle mineral influence to the well-detailed and caressing medium-bodied flavors that possess both excellent volume and intensity that manifests itself on the clean, dry and lingering if once again mildly warm finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. Classy juice."
    Grade: 91-93 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes has a higher quantity than even the 2015, perplexing to Edouard Labruyère. It has a rip-roaring, vivacious, energetic bouquet that is surfeit with energy and frisson—so effervescent. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, very good weight in the mouth, fine tension with a precise and quite sustained finish, although it almost seems overshadowed by the aromatics at the moment."
    Grade: 90-92 points

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