International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94($225) Bright, deep red. Nose dominated by crushed rock and flinty minerality; less forthcoming than the Clos Saint-Jacques. Wonderfully subtle and deep if less open than the Clos Saint-Jacques. Very ripe and tactile wine with a powerful structure and penetrating minerality. This outstanding if backward Griotte finishes with major tannic force.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2010
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Like the Combe aux Moines, impossible to dissect the perfume into its component parts, though the sample does seem slightly oxidised. Sweetly fragrant but also powerful fruit aromas. Sweet spicy oak is very well balanced and frames the fine fruit purity. Powerful, dense and yet still has fragrance in the mid palate an on the lingering finish. The score is for how I think it would be if the sample were in perfect condition. (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
Burghound | Rating: 95This is much more restrained and if not backward, then at least relatively reticent with a subtly spicy red berry fruit nose that precedes solidly concentrated and powerful medium full-bodied and well focused flavors underpinned by moderately firm tannins and plenty of underlying tension as you can really sense the energy here. A seriously lovely wine that has that Zen-like sense of harmony to it.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 1st Quarter, 2009
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
- 15 bottles owned
- 5 collectors