Wine Advocate | Rating: 92It is always a pleasure to revisit the wines of Jean-Marie Fourrier, especially those amidst their drinking plateaus. The 1999 Clos St. Jacques is drinking beautifully at the moment. It has an understated bouquet that needs coaxing, eventually revealing lovely leather and musky scents that complement the ebbing brambly red fruit. The palate is well-balanced and perhaps not as precise as the 1999 Clos St. Jacques from Rousseau, but it is very harmonious and composed with a crisp, slight tart finish. A point. Tasted June 2013.Author: Neal Martin
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($69) Medium red-ruby. Raspberry, game and smoke on the nose. Large-scaled and dense, but quite bright and tightly wound. A wine of compelling intensity and sweetness of flavor, and already highly perfumed in the mouth. Offers a near-perfect combination of flesh, purity and round, thoroughly buffered tannins. Very long and elegant wine.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2002
Burghound | Rating: 91Much deeper color than the foregoing wines. The breed is immediately evident on the nose with ripe red and black fruits and big, rich flavors, plenty of structure, silky tannins and quality length. The subtlety here is impressive, especially for young Clos St.-Jacques.Author: Allen Meadows
The domaine owns nine hectares of vineyards in the communes of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny, ranging from village to grand cru level. Chemical fertilizers are not used and treatments to combat fungus and insects are applied only when absolutely necessary on the vines, which average between 50 to 70 years old. Achieving natural balance between yield and vine growth as a function of each season's growing conditions is Fourrier's key objective.
Of note, Fourrier's labels often use the anachronistic and somewhat unusual labeling of "Vieille Vigne" (in the singular form) as opposed to the more common plural.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 193 bottles owned
- 30 collectors