Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune Champs Pimont 2015
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Domaine Jacques Prieur|
Vinous(destemmed; these vines on soil rich in red clay are mostly 40 years old; the yield here was just 17 hectoliters per hectare due to hail the previous two years, according to owner Edouard Labruyère): Bright red-ruby. Penetrating scents of black cherry and licorice complicated by leather and smoke nuances. Offers excellent primary fruit intensity with a framing element of minerality. Finishes firm and long but with nothing dry about the tannins. An excellent showing.
BurghoundThis is also quite ripe as there are similar liqueur-like aromas of red and dark cherry, plum and subtle spice nuances. Here too there is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration to the nicely energetic and more obviously mineral-inflected flavors that possess fine persistence if not quite the same complexity on the slightly warm finale. Like the Féguine, this could easily be enjoyed on the younger side.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Champs Pimont was totally de-stemmed and is being raised in 20% new oak. Here I discerned just a little bit of sur-maturité, although that could be addressed by the completion of its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannin. There is plenty of burly black fruit here with a firm backbone, quite assertive towards the finish that needs to muster more finesse.