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2012 Jacques Prieur - Musigny

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
abv 13.0%
  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 55160-2012-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Bright medium red-ruby. Reticent but nuanced aromas of currant, black raspberry, graphite, licorice, pepper and iron, complicated by sexy soil tones. Suave, spicy, chewy and deep, with hints of flowers, leather, noble herbs and tobacco hinting at the warm terroir here. At once primary and sweet, with a compelling sweetness and very suave tannins. Comes across as less primary than the Chambertin and Echezeaux and easier to taste today but has the density for a long and graceful evolution in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2012 Musigny Grand Cru comes from Prieur's 0.77-hectare parcel located in the southern section of the grand cru close to Clos de Vougeot. This year it deigned the world with 9 barrels of which seven were new. It clearly has the most sophisticated, complex bouquet of the domaine's reds in 2012 adorned with blackberry, raspberry leaf, creme de cassis, minerals and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation. This has a firm backbone that lends this Musigny a sense of masculinity and sternness, a 2012 that demands you come back in 2022. Very focused with fine mineralite on the finish, this should be cellared away for a number of years. Finally, there is the small matter (literally) of what to my knowledge is one of the most elusive wines in Burgundy.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 47 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors