Some things in life you know with certainty you will love; a film by the Coen brothers, a book by Neal Stephenson, a proper suet pudding with custard. I have never opened a bottle of Fourrier I didn't like.......until now. It's like an old friend struck down in her prime. Decayed and faded, leaving an alcohol tang to the finish. I keep going back to it because I can't believe it, but it's not getting any better.
Nice wine but I do not think will improve and suggest to drink up. It has lost fruit since my last bottle and the acidity is increasing. Currently drinking well but on the lean side due to acid and tannins and diminished fruit.
Wines with Larry, Huw and Paul in Martinborough: A good clean, garnet colour. An absolutely gorgeous, pure nose of red fruits, minerals and chalk (that with hindsight should have taken me to Fourrier, but did not). On the palate, however the Gevrey character was very obvious. In the mouth the wine was very clean and elegant, an excellent wine but not with quite the fruit weight or finish to be Grand Cru level. Tasters were picking this wine as a Rousseau 1er. Larry prematurely called this his WoTD (before the Rousseau was poured). Nonetheless, an excellent wine with years ahead of it. I did not guess this as Fourrier but, with hindsight, it had everything you look for in that label: purity, gorgeous red berry fruit, minerality and chalkiness. Very impressive.
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