- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2032
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines appears slightly deeper in color than the other premier crus at this early stage. The nose is extremely well defined with blackberry, briary and limestone scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, supple tannins: red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of iodine on the aftertaste. This is in touch with the Clos Saint Jacques '13 at this stage, so it will be interesting to compare once in bottle. Drink: 2017 - 2035
Burghound, January 2015,
(from .87 ha parcel planted in 1928). A broad-ranging if brooding nose features notes of the sauvage, plum, violet, red and dark berry fruit and plenty of earth and humus characters. There is both excellent richness and volume to the powerful and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that possess a strikingly textured mouth feel, all wrapped in a moderately austere and serious but wonderfully persistent finish. This impeccably well-balanced effort should not only age effortlessly but will need it as well. Drink 2025+
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.