2013 1er Cru Clos Prieur Domaine Thierry Mortet
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Wonderful black fruit nose with a seamless fruit and freshness. Total pleasure in the mouth as it is so beautifully balanced. Maybe not quite the complexity of the 2012, but there is real beauty to these as they are so slinkily elegant. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 L&S (Nov 2014)
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Domaine Thierry Mortet
Thierry continues to be praised in the French press without ever quite seeming to crack the influential American journalists. It may be simply because he is a bit short of fancy appellations - one little cuvée of Grand Cru would no doubt do his reputation a lot of good - but might also put his prices up, and these remain very modest. Three or four days of cold maceration are followed by two weeks of fermentation, with just a touch of cooling to keep the temperature around 31-33C (below 35, at least), then into barrel, all second use or older for the Bourgogne, with 30% new wood on the Gevrey, and 50% on the Clos Prieur. Certified organic and in biodynamic conversion.
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