- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2026
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2009
A purist's delight, the 08 Clos St Jacques delivers an intense palate of refinement from its sweetfruit to silky tannins and its backbone of sheer minerality. The finish just goes on-and-on. Incredible.
Neal Martin, November 2009,
Quite a strict, crushed stones, a touch of undergrowth underlying red-berried fruit, a little rustic and full of charm. The palate is well-balanced, quite strict, fine quite assertive tannins, ripe berried fruit, strawberry, a little malic on the finish but very fine focus on the finish.
Burghound, January 2010,
This offers the prettiest and easily the most elegant nose in the range with a beautiful panoply of floral suffused red and blue pinot fruit liberally laced with minerals that also define the textured and ultra pure middle weight flavors that possess excellent precision and verve on the driving and wonderfully long finish. A classic Clos St. Jacques. Drink: 2016+.Notes: from .89 ha parcel.Comments: sweet spot outstanding!
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.