Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Cask sampleÿVery rich ? almost tropical fruit richness. Round and full and smooth. Very flattering. Long.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Dark red. Powerful blackberry and cassis aromas display serious depth and an impressively pure, spicy character. Lush and weighty, with creamy dark berry and kirsch flavors, fully absorbed tannins and a remarkable palate-staining quality. This seemingly deepens with air but keeps its bright, energetic personality. The sappy finish features lingering notes of Asian spices and minerals. Wait on this one for at least another five years.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2007
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Classier still and this is a classic Griotte with its unmatchable combination of generous yet elegant red fruits and powerful yet fine flavors of superb depth and real style and grace. This too completely coats and stains the palate with buckets of sappy extract yet it retains a measure of reserve, especially on the silky, wonderfully long finish. In short, a supremely elegant wine that is the epitome of power without weight.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
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.
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 61 bottles owned
- 15 collectors