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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 7 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2003 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine Fourrier (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationVieille Vigne
VineyardCherbaudes
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationGevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2023 (based on 5 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Cherbaudes Vieilles Vignes on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by jcoleman on 9/8/2014 & rated 90 points: delicious, if slightly light, with lovely soft raspberry flavours (991 views)
 Tasted by Sycamore on 4/27/2014: Pretty fantastic wine here. Textbook Fourrier Cherbaudes -- earth, molasses, brown sugar all prominent, particularly aromatically. Not even the slightest hint of vintage taint. Excellent, and no rush to drink -- should be good for several more years, as this bottle still came across fairly youthfully. (1188 views)
 Tasted by jcoleman on 4/26/2014 & rated 92 points: drinking fantastically well now. fabulous raspberry bouquet. this is a mid weight wine with really pure fruit expression. this is absolutely delivering in style now. can it get even better? (1200 views)
 Tasted by TannicBeast on 10/13/2013 & rated 91 points: Excellent balance and expression. Pretty good value for Burgundy. (1688 views)
 Tasted by jcoleman on 7/29/2013 & rated 91 points: this is excellent for a 2004. it is a little light but nice raspberry flavour (1798 views)
 Tasted by wilmette vino on 8/18/2012 & rated 91 points: Nice youthful medium ruby color, although the nose was reticent. General notes of undergrowth and leather on the nose and palate, but the size and length was more impressive. This wine grew in the mouth, then tapered to an acidic driven finish which lingered. No hint of greenness. This was a nice bottle and I wish that I had another one. Perhaps the nose would open up with more exposure time, but we didn't linger on drinking this. (2094 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 8/12/2012 & rated 91 points: Dark ruby, really quite dense hued. Polished, dark fruited, slightly smoky, initially something slightly pine-sappy though this blows off with air. Dense and ripe dark red fruit on the attack, texturally quite full and dense too, polished and quite full, lush without being easy, there's a sappy mineral spine to this and just a hint of earthiness. Plenty of extract in a glossy rather than burly way. Approachable but would benefit from more time. **** (1967 views)
 Tasted by marshalc on 11/13/2011 & rated 90 points: fine terroir, and classic vv nose and mouth. not as long on finish but very pleasant (2405 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 9/18/2011 & rated 90 points: A bit on green side (would agree with TN below that feels stemmy). Mild on the nose with good fruit notes. Generally the palate is the let down as it feels a bit light and not very giving. Good but nothing special. (1870 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 2/12/2011 & rated 87 points: La Paulee Gala (New York, NY): Modest black fruit aromas with an earthy element. Similar black cherry on palate with a slightly animale character. Short finish has just a faint hint of the 2004 greenness. (1931 views)
 Tasted by Keith Levenberg on 8/23/2010 & rated 89 points: 2004 Red Burgundies (Brooklyn): Again there is something a little stemmy (?) to the aromatics, not a green ugliness but just something that suggests a shade of under-ripeness, and it doesn't seem to affect the taste. There's also a kind of woody scent not like regular oakiness but more like a creaky old cabinet. It's initially pretty hard to get a read on the wine because it flicks with quite a bit of CO2 spritziness and I couldn't discern much through all that static. So I was surprised to hear someone else remark on its strong stony earthiness - something I didn't see at first but it became apparent when the spritz began to mellow, giving the wine not only a stony taste but also a presence suggesting real solidity. (3080 views)
 Tasted by SimonG on 11/30/2009: Dark-fruited nose, a slightly smokey element and a touch of high-toned lift. Quite big with sweet fruit before the tannin becomes noticeable but not obtrusive. Good acidity, decent finish. Good, needs five years or so but quite fun at the moment. Bottled without ladybirds but quite a lot of extract - leaves a thick sticky deposit in the bottom of the glass. ***(*) (2088 views)
 Tasted by Paul D on 11/25/2009 & rated 90 points: Domaine Fourrier Dinner with Jean-Marie and Vicki Fourrier (Le Cafe Anglais, Notting Hill, London): Ripe black fruit, black cherries, suprisingly rich with a hint of smoke. Again quite rich on the palate with slightly smoky dark cherry fruit, good depth, fine tannins, fresh acidity, slightly firm on the finish but certainly enjoyable now. Impressive. (2402 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 11/25/2009 & rated 92 points: Domaine Fourrier Dinner with Jean-Marie and Vicki Fourrier (Le Café Anglais, Bayswater, London): Prominent spicy oak, bright, ripe, red fruited palate - really gorgeous, with not a hint of the meanies (2544 views)
 Tasted by ekenneth on 9/30/2009 & rated 90 points: Needs time... There's good dark cherry fruit, with slightly closed acid, and not quite enough age to develop the smoke or funk that this wine will someday have. It's well-made Burgundy, but not quite ready. (2142 views)
 Tasted by Rangstrom on 5/8/2008 & rated 90 points: Opened 90 minutes before dinner, decanted the last 1/2 hour and then followed for another 90 minutes. Color was a slightly cloudy dark cherry red with minor bricking. Initial nose was tart cherry but quickly moved to Gevrey earthiness which later laved on spices and darker fruits. No green-meanies on the nose. This is a keeper on nose alone.

Palate is not matching to nose yet. I don't get greeniness (I suspect that I'm not too sensitive to it). What I did get was an undertone to the fruit that impacted the purity, but added complexity. Nice dark fruits with a light touch--this is very much a tip of the tongue wine--with spice and some tang that are losing to the tannin tonight. As dinner progressed the tannic grip loosened while the wine lost some weight. (2232 views)
 Tasted by Wine Spam on 4/8/2007 & rated 93 points: Great Gevrey, here. Bold black cherry nose overlapping considerable complexity. Excellent extract without going over the top. Strong tannin backbone balanced with moderate acidity. Very concentrated and pure. This is why we pay more for 1er cru. Give it ten years to unwind. (2416 views)
 Tasted by Paul D on 1/9/2006: Howard Ripley 2004 Burgundy Tasting (St. James Club, Piccadilly): Complex, ripe fruit on nose, with strawberry and hints of plum and black cherry. Succulent red fruit on palate, good structure and balance. Very promising. (3170 views)
 Tasted by PSide on 1/9/2006: Howard Ripley 2004 Burgundy Cask Tasting
Medium blood red. Firm spicy nose, rich red fruit beneath. Nicely composed fruity mouth, good earthy structure. Nice consistent finish. 4- (2977 views)
 Tasted by HandPickedBurgundy on 1/1/2006: Howard Ripley 2004 Burgundy Cask Tasting Medium blood red. Firm spicy nose, rich red fruit beneath. Nicely composed fruity mouth, good earthy structure. Nice consistent finish. 4- (1588 views)
 Tasted by HandPickedBurgundy on 1/1/2006: From cask: Medium blood red. Firm spicy nose, rich red fruit beneath. Nicely composed fruity mouth, good earthy structure. Nice consistent finish. 4- (1626 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (12/18/2009)
(Dom Fourrier, Cherbaudes Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131
(Domaine Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Cherbaudes) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2006, IWC Issue #125
(Domaine Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Cherbaudes) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/12/2006)
(Dom Fourrier, Les Cherbaudes Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2006, Issue #21
(Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cherbaudes 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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Domaine Fourrier

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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