The vines that make up this Clos St Jacques are the oldest within the domaine dating from 1910. Jean-Marie's 2006 is enticing with lots of spice, orchard blossoms and crunchy cherry. It is prettyand powerful yet still remains svelte and elegant. Drink 2010 - 2020+.
A high-toned and ultra pure red pinot fruit nose with evident minerality and floral notes merges seamlessly into layered, sweet, deep and concentrated middle weight flavors brimming with dry extract and serious punch and vibrancy on the strikingly long finish. This is a balanced and harmonious effort with all the structural elements in perfect proportion. Terrific.
A high-toned and ultra pure red pinot fruit nose with evident minerality and floral notes merges seamlessly into layered, sweet, deep and concentrated middle weight flavors brimming with dry extract and serious punch and vibrancy on the strikingly long finish. This is a balanced and harmonious effort, indeed one could call this Zen-like as everything is in perfect proportion. Terrific.
Darkly sweet fruit yet still has lifted perfume, and a touch of spice. Subtle, inviting. Dryly smooth. Long, very good but not cheap. Drink 2012 - 2024.
Jean-Marie Fourrier took over his family domaine in 1994 and has attacked every vintage with dynamic determination and ambition, building the reputation of the estate with astute viticulture and fanatical winemaking. He had learned from the best, most notably the late Henri Jayer of Vosne Romanée and Domaine Drouhin in the Willamette Valley in Oregon with whom he did his formative training. He is a keen participant in the growing trend towards minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. The domaine has a remarkable array of very old vines, many having been planted between the wars. The Fourrier wines are pure and balanced.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.