Deep red. A bit reduced on the nose, hinting at blackberry, violet and minerals. Then big, broad and seamless in the mouth, with highly concentrated black fruit and spice flavors. Shows more texture than sweetness today, but the bound-up CO2 is currently making this very dense wine difficult to taste. This will require considerable aging and should be outstanding.
This is almost as complex and aromatically pure as the `04 with notes of game, crushed herb and minerals that introduce much more structured and intense medium full flavors of obvious class and grace. This is quite an elegant wine with lovely harmony and strikingly good balance. This should age well yet the richness of the material will permit it to drink well young too. A terrific `03.
Based out of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte d'Or region of Burgundy is the highly sought after Domaine Fourrier. The estate is known for their silky Pinot Noir wines made from Premier Cru vines that are more than 30 years old. Fernand Pernot founded the estate in the 1930s and enlisted in the assistance of his nephew, Jean-Claude Fourrier, who took full reign of the winery in 1969. In 1994, Jean-Marie Fourrier, son of Jean-Claude, re-branded the winery by combining his modern winemaking-techniques with his father’s traditional methods. Since Jean-Marie’s changes to the already well-established estate, the domaine has produced wines that are an iconic representation of Burgundy full of intensity and complexity, and critics rave that a range of Fourrier’s vintages will bear witness to the developing legacy of one of the Côte de Nuits’ most important domains.
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