- Domaine Fourrier
- Gevrey Chambertin
- Pinot Noir
- 2013 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2008
A wonderful Gevrey Chambertin, the 2006 Combe aux Moines is masculine and muscular with juicy, fleshy fruit and a slight wildness lurking below the surface. Its wonderful concentration and balance have made this a superb wine with an excellent future. Drink 2010 - 2020+.
Burghound, January 2009,
This is distinctly masculine and earthy with a broad range of dark berry fruit aromas, coffee, subtle wood spice, underbrush and a hint of crushed herb that slides into rich, full and relativelyconcentrated and powerful medium-bodied flavors that are round and supple yet quite focused on the harmonious and impressively long finish. Note that there is noticeable gas present so be sure to decant.
Burghound, January 2008,
This is much more masculine and earthier with a broad range of dark berry fruit aromas, coffee, subtle wood spice, underbrush and a hint of crushed herb that slides into rich, full and relatively concentrated and powerful medium-bodied flavors that are round and supple yet quite focused on the harmonious and impressively long finish. This is a bit riper than any of the preceding wines and I like the sleek muscularity.
Jancis Robinson, January 2008,
Fragrant and ripe, quite an unusual combination. Smooth, deep, rich, long. Masterfully rounded within fine-boned structure. Already so approachable but with the density and freshness for a good life ahead. Drink 2010 - 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.