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2019 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur

Burgundy, FRANCE
$235. 00 Bottle
$2820.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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.

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur opens in the glass with notes of cherries, smoky berries, cassis and spices, framed by a deft touch of oak. Medium to full-bodied, layered and charming, with lively acids and more tannic structure than its counterpart Vieilles Vignes and La Justice bottlings, it will reward a bit of bottle age. Drink 2023 - 2039.
91 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

A ripe yet agreeably elegant, pure and airy nose consists of dark currant, spice, lavender, earth and a pretty range of floral nuances. The equally pure mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors possess a really lovely sense of underlying tension while delivering fine persistence on the sappy, balanced and solidly complex finish. This youthfully austere effort is shaped by similar but denser fine-grained tannins while offering better depth. This too is lovely and well-worth checking out. Drink 2026+.
91 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound