International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96Bright, deep red. Dark, high-toned aromas of blackberry, mint and crushed stone. Juicy, tight and extremely backward, showing a darker fruit character than the Clos Saint-Jacques. Youthfully imploded today and dominated by its powerful structure. The extremely long finish saturates the mouth with soil tones. May be even better than it's showing today.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2014
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
- 21 bottles owned
- 5 collectors