Burghound | Rating: 92A beautiful panoply of floral and herbal suffused red and blue pinot fruit liberally laced with ample minerality that also defines the textured and ultra pure middle weight flavors that possess excellent precision and verve on the driving and wonderfully long and linear finish.Author: Allen Meadows
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Mid cherry red. Quite heady. A rather light version of Clos St-Jacques. Pure but certainly not a knock out.Also tasted 7 Jan 2010. Score 17.5. Drink 2013-19:Turkish Delight flavours. Real life and this wine seems to have deepened since late November.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96The 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques engages all of the senses with its cool, mineral-laced fruit and expressive bouquet. This shows marvelous tension and energy, not to mention fabulous overall balance. It could not be more different in style than the 2009 tasted alongside it. Both are fabulous, though. The 2008 is one of the more backward wines of the vintage and will require considerable patience. - Antonio Galloni
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
- 130 bottles owned
- 15 collectors