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2012 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines Vieille Vigne

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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  • Collector1855 wrote: 96 points

    November 6, 2022 - During a 2012 Burgundy blind tasting dinner. Overall the vintage showed quite tannic still and with a wide dispersion between the top names and lesser known Domains. Definitely drink the 2013 and 2014 before the 2012 and stick to quality producers. TN: This together with Fourrier's Goulots aux Moines were the clear winners of this tasting. The performance was a World apart from all other wines. Beautiful nose, not far off the one from the the Leroy wines with red fruit, sweet spices, cured meat, gamey elements. Wonderful ripe fruit on the palate, with appropriate acidity and silky tannins. Grand Cru quality. The Come aux Moines had the slight edge but I am splitting hair.


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  • tbm1956 commented:

    11/6/22, 9:01 AM - Great notes as usual. The Clos St. Jacques from Fourrier is terrific in 2012 as well. The elusive Griotte is a bit more showy in 2012 too. Wonderful. Love the Goulots as vineyard. Top slop only. The rain from the forest above it runs through the vineyard and strips the soil, leaving a very rocky vineyard. When it got too difficult to work, Jean-Marie's father would use dynamite to break up the rocks. I don't know what Jean Marie does. Also on the Combe Aux Moines, a good portion of Jean Marie's holding at in an old quarry set into the slop. The quarry seems mostly filled in but still has rock walls along one side - the higher slope side. The sun heats these rocks and they reflect the heat back on to the vines, adding ripeness and eventually alcohol. I don't know if there is a map that shows this but I walked the vineyard and it is easy to spot. One other note about 2012. Jean Marie has a small piece of Chambolle Sentiers. He makes a barrel when he can. The crop is 2012 was too small so he made no Sentiers. In a vintage where there is no Sentiers, he blends the Sentiers in with the village Chambolle, which is probably around 30 percent or so of the combined blend. (He does not have much Chambolle village). So in 2012, another wine to look for is the Chambolle village. Same in 2016 - no Sentiers but Chambolle village with a substantial percentage of Sentiers. All the best, Tom

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