- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2032
- Case size
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Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Village offers attractive blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, hints of undergrowth and an intriguing scent of tree back emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry, quite compact at the moment and more Morey-like in terms of linearity and masculinity towards the finish. Like the Clos Solon, I hope to see a little more flesh once in bottle. 2020 - 2030
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 wines of Chambolle Musigny are like no other. They can be superbly delicate, yet mindblowingly complex. Of all the northern Burgundy appellations, they are the most ethereal, and as a result the most feminine. Most of the Chambolle Musigny vineyard area is encompassed in its Village and Premier Cru appellations including the robust Beaux Bruns, the splendidly mineral Le Cras and the poised yet powerful Les Amoureuses. It produces only two Grand Crus - the round and rich Bonnes Mares which it shares with Morey St. Dénis, as well as what could be described as the Stradivarius of grand crus, Musigny.