2018 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur
The Roy family has been cultivating grapes for four generations and in 1982, they began bottling their own production to fulfil their passion. With much effort and an acute focus on further enhancing their wines, Marc and his daughter Alexandrine bought a few more blocks of vineyards to increase the size of the Domaine to four hectares. In 2003, Alexandrine took over the Domaine with the intent on further raising the bar. Gradually, she reduced the yields, to produce fewer but better grapes with greater concentration of flavour. The vineyards are grown organically, strictly maintained, with great attention to detail.
The Domaine is composed of 3.5 hectares of Pinot Noir for four different cuvées. The cuvée “Clos Prieur” is from a small block located below the prestigious Grand Cru vineyards of Mazis-Chambertin. The most recently released vintages of La Justice and Clos Prieur are so exceptionally made, that most wine critics consider them to be of a Premier Cru standard.
Here the nose isn't quite as elegant but it's more complex with its relatively cool and restrained nose that blends both red and dark currant, earth and a whiff of the sauvage. There is very good volume to the intense and equally complex medium-bodied flavors that display focused power on the impressively long and well-balanced finale. This is a first-rate Gevrey villages and easily achieves premier cru quality.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The Clos Prieur is showing even better – hard to believe! – so intense and seductive. Again this year I sense quite a lot of millerandage berries, and get vivid notes of pomegranate and red currant. The fruit is fresh, intense and deep, with a playful effortless feel. A wine of delightful pleasure and joy.
Steen Öhman - Winehog