Why Big Red Diary?
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2007 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les Champs PimontJul. 2010
Medium colour. Like the Grèves, this is an interesting blend of barrel and fruit notes – you look forward to the next sniff – yet it doesn’t seem to show any different character. Also plenty of tannin in this wine, but it seems ripe enough so will eventually fade from view. Good as it is, other than the colour I found not enough differentiation between this and their Grèves.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les Champs PimontJul. 2010
Also quite dark colour. The welcoming nose is open showing a herbal accent to the ripe fruit. Plenty of tannin but good intensity of extract that balances very well. Very good.
2007 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les GrèvesJul. 2010
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour – almost a 2008-level of colour. The aromas are an interesting and complex blend of barrel notes and perfectly ripe fruit. Mouth-filling and showing plenty of tannin – dark flavoured fruit too for an 07. Here’s an 07 masquerading as an 08 – well, until you taste the 08!
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les GrèvesJul. 2010
Dark colour. The fruit aromas are not too sweet and have a menthol accent. The ripe, sweet fruit is well buffered by the acidity. Some power and intensity is evident here.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Volnay SantenotsApr. 2010
Herb aromas mix with dark fruits. You can taste the herbs on the palate too, mixed with dark cherry fruits and lovely acidity. Vibrant and long. Very pretty wine.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les GrèvesApr. 2010
Dark, less sweet aromas, perhaps a faint menthol in the background. Ripe, sweet fruit flavours that offer a perfect buffer to the acidity. Certainly some power and intensity here. Quite a big Beaune.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les Champs PimontApr. 2010
The nose is open and welcoming, showing ripe fruit and hints of herbs. There’s plenty of tannin here, but good fat too. Very well balanced wine here.
2005 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les GrèvesJul. 2008
Medium-plus colour, with flashes of purple. A super, super young nose of faint, creamy creme brulée over dark, almost jellied fruit – it’s rather exciting. In the mouth it’s superbly intense, balanced by gushing, but super acidity. The one down-side (for me) is that the dominant flavours are mainly dark, bitter-chocolate oak. Certainly plenty of power, and the lingering flavours end with fruit rather than oak, so I expect time will suck up most of the wood – if not all those toasted flavours – it might (one day) even taste like Beaune! I’m quite impressed by the gusto here and may add a couple to the cellar.
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