- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2031
- Case size
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Burghound, January 2017,
As is often the case chez Fourrier this is almost as aromatically elegant with a compositionally similar nose though this displays more event floral nuances at present. Here too there is first-rate detail and punch to the racy and wonderfully refined flavors that culminate in a dusty and ever-so-mildly austere finale. A Vougeot of grace and finesse but don't underestimate its ability to repay extended keeping. Drink 2026+
Stephen Tanzer, November 2017,
Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas and flavors of red berries, flowers and minerals are quite ethereal in the context of the vintage but there are earth and spice notes here as well. Juicy and dry on the palate, with surprising mineral energy giving this wine a light touch. Finishes with good lift and a lingering note of flinty minerality.
Jancis Robinson, November 2016,
Meat and two veg on the nose. Not fruit and flowers. Silky texture. Very round and charming already. Maybe not one of the most intense but lots of appeal. Drink 2023-2034
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.
Unlike the other predominant Côte de Nuits appellations, Vougeot's main appellation is its onlygrand cru vineyard, Clos de Vougeot. It is by far the largest grand cru of the area totalling over 50 hectares with over 40 owners rumoured to own vines. As a result, its vineyards run from the flat, clay-dominated valley floor to the well-drained, venerated sloped hillsides suggesting that its quality ending on where it is grown. As a result, it is often the least valued of the grand crus and can offer excellent value, particularly in good vintages where ripeness has been attained.