My first 2010. Gorgeous and beautiful are the first thoughts that come ti mind. Delicate dark red fruits. Intense nose. Lovely palate with an almost imperceptible touch of fizz that gives it energy. Was beautiful right out of the gate...went through a strange dark fruited oaky phase after 2-3 hours, then emerged with more elegance. Should be long lived for a villages wine.
This is brilliant! Scents of forest floor, mushroom, fresh raspberries, and a hint of white pepper as the scents start to recede. In the mouth this is full of flavor and has a ton of vibrant red fruit notes with raspberries dominating with hints of leather and spices lingering on the palate. Outstanding!!
Catching up on some overdue notes - this was served as part of a 4 wine Burgundy flight where it was preceded by a 2005 Girardin Gevrey Chambertin VV, and Fourrier blew it out of the water as was to be expected. The Fourrier has changed from its wildly exuberant youth, as there is a darker profile now, without the almost carbonic sweet fruit. It is more stately, more Gevrey. What has not changed is the purity. From first sniff through the finish there is nothing to distract from the unvarnished soul of Burgundian Pinot Noir. When I first opened the bottle the aromatics were heavenly, though they did close in a bit after a few hours of air, so perhaps it's time to leave the wine alone for a while so that it can enter the second act. Either way, it was still a delicious bottle, just not quite as expressive as it was in the first half hour.
Very nice red cherries and berries after an hour of breathing, and develop some dark fruits and violets in a few hours. Good structure and well balanced. 2010 is a very good vintage and this wine perform very well as a village wine. Can drink or keep for further developing. Recommended!
Casual Drinks Round 1 2016 (Extra Space Boon Keng, Singapore): Plastic and vanish notes. Very clean palate with strawberry notes but lacks structure. Bottle variation perhaps and everyone was surprise this was a Fourrier. The next day someone had the same bottle and it tasted totally different, of course much better.
Similar impression to a previously tasted bottle. The wine remains youthful and expressive. The aromatics develop with airing and show red cherry, spice and floral note. The medium bodied palate shows a medium length finish with moderate tannin structure. The bottle again leaves the impression that it will benefit from additional bottle age.
Poured a light red, with just a hint of copper along the edges. Nose of smoked meat, forest floor, and a bit of oregano. Light bodied palate focused on savory flavors: smoke, herbs, and tree bark. Moderate acidity and seemingly low tannins, with a lingering finish. (Notes above from after approximately 1 hour decanted.)
Wine still seems young; while it is very nice now, it likely has another 10 years (at least) to improve in the cellar.
Lovely pure red fruit nose with new oak and very floral for a Gevrey. Initially had more weight and depth but seemed to have thinned out after 2 hours with some sharp acidity sticking out and the residual new oak more noticeable than first opened. Medium finish with minerals, a very lovely and young village.
First of case of 6 purchased en primeur following howard ripley tasting. Was singing and dancing straight from the bottle. Lovely gevrey fruit and sweetness backed up with some weight and a decent finish. Exactly what you want from a village burgundy. Remaining 1/3 rd of bottle wasn't any better on day 2 so don't think there will be much benefit in waiting.
I liked this more than the 09 gc vv. Although the nose was not as floral and flower as the 09, the palate had more weight and intensity. It was a more musculine wine than the 09. On the nose, it had purple flowers, red fruits, blue fruits and cedar wood. The palate was round with clean fruit in layers. It had a better balance as 09 was more on the ripe side. It is drinking very well now.
This came from an auction case that had a China import label on it. Figured better check out a bottle to make sure it was well handled. Drank just like my local retail bottles. Big acidity, big cherry fruit, very good indeed.
I have to stop drinking this stuff. Pure lifted red fruits with a touch of earth. Palate is again red fruited just mid weight, lovely long palate with perfect freshness. Already decent length. Just a perfect burg
Still REALLY new to the world of Burgundy. The more I enter that world the more I get hooked. The smokiness, elegance of this wine is great. Black and red fruit with the earthiness I adore in wine. Some mint and menthol but pleasing. Medium legs and tears. Beautiful initial attack of cherries and bright acidity with a dryness crying for a beautiful hanger steak. Still young but approachable. Well balanced with a bright future.
All about lovely fresh red fruits - just a cornucopia of red berries on the nose - more a nod to chambolle than slightly more earthy gevrey at this stage. After a decent "fourrier shake" to get the co2 out the aromatics really lift and the purity and freshness are highlighted. Lots of crunchy red fruit on the not quite midweight palate - very primary and very lively. Already has quite a long finish witha wonderful freshness to the finish. Lovely village burgundy.
This wine is so tied up with structure on opening. Lots of wood. The fruit is totally covered with elevage. Now. 2 hours later. Intense red fruit core. Incredible nose. The essence of Gevrey. This wine shows all the best of Gevrey on the nose but not the complexity of Chambertin. A+ village wine. Decant if you want to try this folks! This is a special village wine.
Very different from a few months ago and not moving in a positive direction. Bottle variation or shutting down? Bright, full, red. Where as before the was a filigree of tangy candied red fruits, dark berries, flowers and earth, this time the nose was a bit one dimensional and primary. Again good volume with earth and sour cherries on the palate but only a hint of the Gevrey game. A nice long finish with some salinity but I will not be returning to the remaining bottles for some time (?2018).
Didn't rock me tonight. Might be that my expectations were a little too high. Struck me tonight as more of a gateway Burgundy for those coming from CA to Burgundy. A bit ripe and one dimensional at this stage. Very accessible right now but also very primary. I have 3 more and I won't touch the next one for some time. Hum, I own other vintages and was more impressed in the past. Nice but not awesome yet.
Bright, full, red. Ah yes. The beautiful tangy candied red fruits, dark berries, rose petals and sweet wet earth greet the nose. Very good volume with soil driven slightly sappy red fruits and some wet gamey fur across the palate. The finish is long with some salinity. This speaks of both place and the person who brings the place forth. A Gevrey and also Fourrier. This is village wine? Wow.
Opened and poured, this wine shows aromatics of red cherry, cranberry, spice and floral notes. The bouquet gives the impression of being solidly red fruited. The color is a translucent medium ruby that is youthful and vibrant. The medium bodied palate comes across as high toned with abundant tart red fruit. The wines finishes with fair amount of acidity, light to medium tannins and medium length. The wines gives the impression it will benefit from additional bottle age which should soften and better integrate some of the high-toned elements.
Showing beautifully. Exquisite pure fresh red fruits, cherry, candied raspberry, sap, mushroom, earth and sweet spices. Medium concentration, pure sappy fruits, delicate palate expression, bright acidity and nicely integrated tannins. This is a great example of the purity and sweetness in 2010 reds. Perhaps not as complex but the purity in fruit is not unlike the top GCs. Incredibly delicious but will improve for at least another decade.
Right away you recognize Fourrier hallmark freshness and minerality. Start with small red berry fruits and slowly evolve to a darker profile and violets. Huge structure with a great balance. This needs to be forgotten a for few years. Great future.
30th Birthday Party: I tasted this blind, and was impressed it was a village wine. Go Fourrier. Intense, shifting, evolving nose of bright red fruit, green olives, tobacco and dried flowers. Silky, but firm tannins, with bright and brisk acid. The red fruit is bright but sappy, and backed up by notes of loam and mushroom. Beautiful stuff that got better and better over the course of the evening.
Fantastic aromatics -- very earthy. Highly structured and well-balanced. Fruit quite primary and on the red end of the scale. Very powerful overall, but drinkable. Likely better 2+ years out, though. Try again in about a year.
Floral and perfumed red fruited nose, plenty of spice. Great purity and concentration in the mouth, sappy Pinot fruit, more profound spice notes, balanced, nice weight and length. An absolute pleasure to drink now.
There's been quite a lot written about this wine already, and the themes have been largely consistent - youthful, sappy, red fruit and some spice, with the underpinnings of the wine largely hidden in the background under the fruit. Yep - that's this wine. It bears more than a passing resemblance to a 2010 Lapierre Morgon in its purity, freshness and light-handed drinkability, but has more substance in the background waiting to emerge. Of course that may never happen, as the wine is so delicious now that it's hard not to drink it all in one go.
All about freshness and purity, incredibly bright red fruited flavours conveyed with remarkable lightness and finesse, and accented by higher toned spicy, floral and earthy aromas. There's a bright acid spine beneath that keeps it very refreshing, gentle tannin and this is a really fantastic village wine.
EXPLOSIVE nose or pure, ripe (but fresh) cherry fruit currently overpowering the more subtle earth, woodspice, and floral aromas. Smooth attack. Lovely texture.The fruit is darker (black cherry) on the palate and earthy/minerality is easier to discern. Good acidity. Balanced. Everything seems in place to carry this wine forward. For now, it is very easy to drink...but I think my palate will prefer this when the fruit is less primary.
Frustrated by my lack of experience tonight. I'd like to know with a bit more certainty how this will age.
Decanted one hour consumed over next two. Dark fruits on the nose and palate balanced by a bright acidity and light mouthfeel. Great balance, clean on the finish. Really nice young bottle, outstanding for a village wine with significant upside with aging. A big hit with my wife, who is intolerant of mediocre burgundy.
Now this did not suck. My first experience with Domaine Fourrier. On the dark fruit side of Burgundy with real class and elegance to the mid and back as well. Youthful now, but VERY drinkable, its got everything it needs for the long haul. Suprised by the price - radically low at $80 or so, especially, say, when compare to Denis Mortet (which is also amazing wine).
La Paulée de New York 2013 Grand Tasting (Metropolitan Pavilion, New York): Lost my notes on the Fourrier wines, but these were stellar across the board. Tried the Gevrey, Morey Solon, Gevrey Moines, and Gevrey Jacques. Great purity of fruit, with the Clos Saint Jacques being the most brooding of the bunch. The Combes aux Moines was the highlight for me; what a fabulous wine!
La Paulée de New York 2013 (Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC): Nose is what I'm gathering is typical for the house: big fruity, almost bubblegum red cherry fruit. Palate has a slight cherry cough syrup going on, but as per usual, this finishes cool and clean, and is oh so drinkable.
Good nose. Aromatic and clean. Notes of wet earth, spicy stem, and dark cherry with slight hints of oak at finish. Light color for a young wine. Sweet and smooth on entry, almost too sweet for a Burgundy. Not very long finish. 13% alcohol with no heat and low acidity level. Good balance overall. Approachable now. 90-92 pts.
Young and tight, needs at least two hours of air. Has lovely freshness, good balance and fine Gevrey aromatics. A really excellent villages, but I kind of missed the depth and tactile presence of the truly outstanding 2010 Cherbaudes tasted a few weeks ago. That was a 1er Cru and this is a villages, so nothing to complain about. I just hope I would have had them in the reverse order.