- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2035
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2014,
Burghound, January 2015,
(from .89 ha parcel planted in 1910). Like the Combe aux Moines this is highly restrained though notably more elegant with its spicy, perfumed and very pure nose of dark currant, plum, stone and background hints of Gevrey style earth. Here too there is excellent volume but also superb delineation to the intensely mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that possess a really lovely sense of underlying tension that confers a refreshing aspect to the hugely long finish. This gorgeous CSJ is a classic combination of power and finesse that is delivered without the slightest trace of weight as the flavors and finish dance across the palate. In a word, brilliant. Drink 2025+
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Wonderful aromatics, very lifted and intense. Heady with the aromatics of the rose parkdirektor riggis immediately sprang to mind. Glorious red rose scent.… and velvet tannin; the depth and intensity is unexpected and so fresh and bright and scented on the finish. Score 19. From 2023
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.