Prancing Horse Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Mini-Vertical (06, 07, 08)
- Textured, savoury
Premier cru represents some of the best value buying in Burgundy. Even Andre recently came back from a Eurotrip (not the movie, that was awful) and now regales us with a story of how one producer told him not to buy their grand cru, because it was a waste of money, and to buy premier cru instead.
This brilliant three-pack of premier cru red Burgundy includes three vintages of Prancing Horse’s take on the Clos des Ormes, a premier cru within the appellation of Morey-Saint-Denis, itself sandwiched between Gevery-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.
I’m not name-dropping, just trying to explain... honest. I just learnt all that stuff when Tony Hancy, Prancing Horse winemaker came in for a Mofo Masterclass. By they way, the Clos des Ormes, or ‘Vineyard of Elms’ (roughly translated), has no elms any more. Lucky for you, it has grapevines aplenty.
Here are the three bottles you get to take home:
Prancing Horse Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Clos des Ormes’ Premier Cru 2006
Kicking off our vertical tasting, this ‘06 boasts exceptional intensity and a bucketload of gamey qualities. It’s similar to the ‘07 and ‘08 but remains it’s own wine when it comes down to aged fruit aromas of fig and prune.
Prancing Horse Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Clos des Ormes’ Premier Cru 2007
The tasting note given by our wine buyers for this particular drop was “barnyard and funky”. Look forward to some seriously playful aromatics (we don’t want to give the game away).
Prancing Horse Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Clos des Ormes’ Premier Cru 2008
The 2008 is all about driving acidity at the steering wheel and length as front seat passenger. The vintage did see a slow ripening period, but was combatted by late September sunshine. How delightful. Expect notes of cured game (yep) and some delicious savoury undertones.