VERTICALE CSJ FOURRIER VS. ROUSSEAU: Come per il 2011, consiglio decanter per limitare la riduzione sulfurea. Con i minuti riempie i polmoni e sbuffa freschezza balsamica, più struttura e sfoggia una vibrazione che prepara all' acidità del sorso. In bocca è la somma dei fiori e del tocco aereo del 12 + la terra, il frutto scuro o l' arancia amara dell' 11. Tannino di finezza puntiforme che ricorda la mineralità amara di fiori essiccati. Purissimo come solo un 2010 puó essere e di persistenza indelebile. Un' emozione immensa. Che vino della madonna!!!
Two HDH Dinners (Ada St. and Bistronomic): This was the CSJ Cuvee Centenaire. A 1/2 barrel production. Basically the CSJ on steroids. Extremely dense and intense red and black fruit, loads of spice, bit of mineral and outstanding grip. This is big, but overdone. Long finish.
Two HDH Dinners (Ada St. and Bistronomic): Huge nose of spice, bright red and black fruit. Juicy, black cherry cola on the palate. Thick and rich. Great grip. Very intense. Great right now and will evolve.
Wow. Double decanted in advance. High toned sweet red fruit. Cranberry, a bit of candy sweetness. This is so young but so delicious and approachable. Long yet weightless. Pricing has gone through the roof but one taste and it is easy to see why.
Tasted with all 2009 and 2010 Clos St Jacques. My and most of the group's WOTN. Good deep ruby. Like the 2009 Fourrier but not as expressive, a luxuriant bouquet of ripe fruit with lovely exotic spice, high toned red berry, earth and lifted floral aromas. On palate, absolutely classical, classy CSJ. Perfect ripeness, no more than medium weight but with great depth, volume and power. Real intensity and very long. Rich but with laser like precision and focus. Perhaps, on the night, a little too linear, but with this power, there is no issue for this young wine. Similarly, the suave, fine grained tannins come across as a little austere today, but this is understandable. All of the elements in place for a great wine. Ideally, cellar 10+ years. 95.
Medium but very deep burgundy color. Nose really showing off big time- notes of red cherry cola, nice earthy wetness, and a bit of cranberry. Palate much the same favors as the nose. Really nice fine tannin and perfect balance. This is some fine stuff that was drunk way early.... All in the name of research. This should rate much higher in the future.
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!
Medium red; lovely energetic nose; medium weight with complex fruit, freshness and excellent balance and structure. The tannins are fine and the finish is excellent. An elegant wine with real substance, but for me, probably not quite in the same class as the 2009. Maybe it was suffering a little from bottle shock as other reviewers have waxed lyrical about this wine. Time will tell. Estimated maturity: 2020+