Decanted to throw the CO2. Beautiful ruby, maybe a little darker than other young Fourriers I've had. Big fruity nose, mingling with noticeable earthy reduction. After twenty minutes it settled and showed somewhat ripe mixed fruit, but plenty bright and fresh. The palate had verve and was mostly primary but showed great promise. I feel that I could sense the potential, waiting to develop. This was as fresh and wondrous as any other natural wine I've enjoyed.
I love Fourrier wines at all ages. I recently enjoyed a 1993 CSJ, but can't hang onto the village wines and drink them whenever temptation strikes if they are within reach. But I've kept my hands off the young 1er's until now. In all honesty, this wine was the best young version I've had, but recent GC VV's give 90% of the pleasure at 25% of the price. Despite the positive experience, I'm burying the remaining bottles. Why did I kill this one? It was my last drink before Sober October, and that seemed a good enough excuse to me. A
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