Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes Aux Moines has a tightly wound bouquet ' cold stone, almost flinty on the nose. The palate is structured on the entry, showing some corpulence and puissance toward the finish, though at the expense of finesse that the Cherbaudes has in droves. Excellent. Drink 2014-2023.Author: Neal Martin
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Bright full red. Deeper-pitched on the nose than the Champeaux, offering scents of raspberry, mocha, smoke and earth. Then sappy, savory and complex on the palate, with terrific cut and palate-staining persistence to its red fruit and saline mineral flavors. The wine's enticing sweetness is perfectly buffered by strong acidity. Really builds on the aftertaste. |Not wearing its normal teenage scowl now,| notes Vicki Fourrier.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2014
Vinous | Rating: 95The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Le Combe Aux Moines has a bit of everything. Light on its feet and aromatically expressive, the Combe Aux Moines also has plenty of fruit and underlying structure. In 2011, the Combe Aux Moines stands out for its saline vibrancy. There is a weightless intensity in the glass that is simply a marvel to behold.Author: 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
- 87 bottles owned
- 12 collectors