- Domaine Fourrier
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Burghound, January 2018,
Moderately generous wood frames the distinctly earthy and sauvage-inflected aromas of spicy dark berry fruit. The middle weight flavors possess a very supple and rounded mid-palate mouthfeel before culminating in a delicious finish where the wood found on the nose resurfaces. This appears to have enough density to eventually eat the wood treatment but it may require a few years to do so. Drink: 2022+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Moderately saturated medium red. Reticent aromas of black cherry and licorice, with a hint of rose petal. A step up in sweetness and plushness from the other Gevrey village wine, offering a distinctly silkier, creamier texture and a slightly roasted hint of strawberry preserves. This very harmonious wine finishes with suave, fully buffered tannins but decent acidity. Showing the ripe side of 2016.
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.