2010 Jerome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines BrutPinot Meunier from France
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"Today there are a handful of wines from elite, artisanal grower-estates in Champagne that have attracted a nearly cult-like following. One of the most sought-after of these is...
- 94 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
- 94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 92 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"Not surprisingly, the 2010 Les Beguines from Jérôme Prévost is a very young wine, but it has absolutely stunning promise. The deep, pure and youthfully vibrant nose delivers a fine mix of pear, discreet tangerine, a bit of white cherry, a superb base of chalky minerality, fresh-baked bread, delicate smokiness, citrus peel and the gentle floral tones of pinot meunier. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a racy spine of acidity, outstanding focus and balance, superbly elegant mousse and a very long, soil-driven and youthfully refined finish. This is a great vintage of Les Beguines and I cannot wait to drink this at the same point in its evolution as where the 2002 vintage is today! A great wine that should really be cellared at least for a handful of years and really let its secondary layers rise to the top. It is going to be a fascinating comparison between the 2009 and 2010 vintages of Les Beguines over the coming couple of decades! 2015-2035."
94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Jérôme Prévost’s Brut Nature NV (2010) La Closerie – Les Beguines is one of the raciest, most viscerally thrilling wines of the afternoon. Tightly wound and powerful, the 2010 seems to sparkle with tension, length and finesse. The flavors are quite focused, but over time the breadth of the Pinot Meunier becomes more pronounced. The Beguines is another wine that is firing on all cylinders. When you taste wine for a living, sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective on just how rare some of the best wines are. Seeing the audience totally turned on by a relatively unknown wine is immensely gratifying. Drinking window: 2015-2025."
92 David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Hints of heliotrope, lilac, and iris mingle with framboise distillate and intimations of sea breeze on the nose and juicy, refined palate of Prévost's all-2010 NV Extra Brut La Closerie Les Béguines LC10, with luscious grapefruit taking a prominent place on a generously juicy palate. This finishes long on alkaline and saline streaks that serve for welcome saliva-inducement. The myriad nuances on display in this buoyant wine are once again a tribute to Meunier's legitimate aspirations of greatness. I suspect that it will be worth following for several more years." (12/13)
"Today there are a handful of wines from elite, artisanal grower-estates in Champagne that have attracted a nearly cult-like following. One of the most sought-after of these is the meunier of Jérôme Prévost. Prévost established his La Closerie estate in 1987, when he inherited a parcel of vines from his grandmother, who had previously been renting out her vineyard rather than cultivating it herself. Prévost began to work these vines, selling his grapes to the négoce, but in the 1998 vintage, his friend Anselme Selosse convinced him to start producing his own wine. As Prévost had no cellars of his own, Selosse offered to share a corner of his cellars in Avize: Prévost made all of his wines there until the 2002 vintage, which was vinified in his new cellars in Gueux but later bottled in Avize. Since 2003, all of the production has taken place in Gueux." -Peter Liem, ChampagneGuide.net
94 - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
92 - David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||flower, pear and apple|
|Nose||flower, pear and apple|