Needless to say, the nose is a bit closed down, although there is some fruit and earth lurking. The palate gives more, with some dark fruits, good sap, and a nice crisp finish. Fourrier's elegant style is very evident here, but I will let the rest of these sit for several more years.
Savoury dusty and earthy, very upfront wine with good sweetness, touches of both red and black fruits. Ripe but certainly not flabby, fine acids and a tannic vinous sappy component that persists. Perhaps a little short on the palate, I think closing down a little as the core material is certainly there, a little disjointed right now.
Nice one from Fourrier, with his characteristic light touch. Glad it's not too late to get an early look on the material of these '05s. It does start out a little closed in itself but blossoms quickly enough, picking up a plush texture, a slick veneer, and fine, silken tannins. But in terms of actual fruit flavor it's very restrained, with a gritty stoniness at least as prominent as the fruit itself.
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