Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Blueish crimson. Energy and lift. High-altitude character and real vivaciousness. Still lots of acidity but very pure.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Good deep red. Sweet red fruits and vanilla on the nose, with a jammy suggestion. Supple and sweet on entry, then drier and less forthcoming in the middle, with a cool minty character and lively acidity currently to the fore. Finishes firm, with attractive minty lift.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Grown cheek by jowl with his Les Goulots, Fourrier's 2006 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux projects a less distinctively different personality than had the corresponding 2005. Tart, lightly-cooked, smoke-wreathed cherry and red raspberry mingle with smoked meat and bitter-sweet herbs. Like the Les Goulots, this has richness and reach but at least for now oddly little refinement. Instead, its grip is a bit scratchy. Still, it's early days for this admirably concentrated Gevrey that seems likely to be worth following for at least 7-9 years, and would probably best be forgotten for the first 3-4.Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 92This is more elegant and refined still, which is interesting since Goulots and Champeaux abut one another with an expressive and airy nose of red berry fruit, violets and the barest hint of wood that precedes the fresh, bright and admirably concentrated flavors that are supple, detailed and punchy, all wrapped in a mineral-infused, punchy and linear finish. This is really quite stylish in an understated fashion.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2008
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
- 32 bottles owned
- 9 collectors