Vinous | Rating: 90Bright medium red. Explosively ripe aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and dried flowers came across as almost roasted following Fourrier's line-up of 2013 samples. Then sweet and lush on the palate, with superripe flavors of dried red fruits and flowers showing a bit less nuance than I recall finding a year ago. This large-scaled village wine finishes with substantial slightly rough tannins that call for a couple years of patience.Drink Dates: 2018-2025Author: Stephen Tanzer
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91From vines in the north of the appellation, the 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has a beautiful orange zest and rose petal scented, very feminine bouquet that opens gloriously in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins, fine structure with an appealing, slightly foursquare “correct” finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. This is an appealing, “studious” village cru that would prefer not to be glugged.Author: Neal Martin
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
- 50 bottles owned
- 8 collectors