- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2040
- Case size
- Available Now
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru is complex and quite cerebral on the nose: boysenberry, fig, crushed strawberry and touches of graphite are all beautifully defined and unfurling with every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit. This feels grippy and dense. Veins of liquorice and fig appear towards the finish that fans out with confidence. Very impressive but just maybe...the Clos Saint-Jacques has the upper hand this year? 2024 - 2045
Burghound, January 2019,
A cool, airy and strikingly well-layered nose is comprised by liqueur-like aromas of essence of red and dark currant, plum, rose petal and earth wisps. There is equally good depth to the moderately dense flavors that possess a wonderfully beguiling texture before terminating a well-balanced, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. This is quite firm and tightly wound and is clearly a wine built for the longer-term. Drink 2032+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
The 2017 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru was also showing extremely well, wafting from the glass with an alluring bouquet of candied peel, red cherries, dried flowers and coniferous forest floor. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and sensual, with a deep, layered core of succulent fruit and a graceful, elegant profile.
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.
Although the name Griotte-Chambertin comes from a word for a grill-pan inspired by the shape of the vineyard, locals and critics alike agree that there is an unmistakeable scent of cherries in this delectable wine. One of the nine Grand Cru vineyards to be found within Gevrey Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertins are wines of great power, complexity and longevity.