"A terrific villages"
2012 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin
"2012 was a knockout vintage for the domaine and I highly recommend them to you." -Burghound
Every year, we eagerly await our Fourrier allocation. It's never nearly enough, but we're always excited to take whatever we can get.
2012 Fourrier is extreme in many ways. It's an absolutely dazzling vintage for him. It's also a tiny one - yields were down 50-60%. You can easily imagine how ugly things are looking.
What makes Fourrier's 2012s so noteworthy is how they combine density with brightness and tension. And they do so with shocking balance and harmony.
Fourrier's Gevrey is a bottle that always transcends its humble Villages designation. There are few Villages wines that enjoy such status. The list is short, in fact. Think of people like Roumier and Coche-Dury.
The 2012 is a particularly intense and complex example of this consistently over-achieving bottle. Burghound sums it up well, "This offers excellent complexity and the mid-palate concentration is impressive. A terrific villages." The 2012 is particularly clear and blatant in its expression of Gevrey's soil-infected minerality.
It gives you a beautiful snapshot of just how skillful Fourrier is. Everything is there: the precision, the purity and the texture. Fourrier's Gevrey is something that we offer every year, but I'm convinced that 2012 seems especially good. I advise you to jump on this. I doubt that it will last.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: "An agreeably perfumed nose of various red berries, plum and soft spice nuances leads to delicious, intense and quite pure medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively refined tannins on the balanced and persistent finish. This offers excellent complexity and the mid-palate concentration is impressive. A terrific villages."