Neal Martin, (Issue # 232 - Aug 2017)
The 2016 Mâcon-Prissé Le Clos comes from 1.2 hectares of 30-year-old vines and sees seven months in stainless steel vats. It has an austere, cold stone/gunflint bouquet that is focused and delineated. This is more like a Chablis than a Mâconnais! The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, just a touch of ginger here enlivening the citrus fruit with a satisfying peacock’s tail of Granny Smith apples and spice on the finish. What a superb Mâconnais from winemaker Camille Paquet.