Grand Cru In All But Name
2008 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin
1er Cru Clos St. Jacques
"Excellent precision and verve on the driving and wonderfully long and linear finish" -Burghound
Fourrier's Clos St. Jacques is a legendary, heartbreakingly beautiful bottle. The 2008 shows why in sharp relief.
Clos St. Jacques is the greatest 1er Cru in all of Gevrey, by a long shot - one of those sites that is considered Grand Cru by many. Fourrier renders the site's indisputable nobility with the utmost precision and impact. Of course his 100+ year-old vines help too.
Precision and clarity are Fourrier's calling cards. Jean-Marie Fourrier took over his family's domaine in 1994, after working under Henri Jayer. He wasted no time defining his unique style and catapulting his family's domaine into Burgundy's elite. They are ultra-detailed wines of serious transparency, finessed structures and whip-smart tension.
By the time you reach Clos St. Jacques in Fourrier's line-up, you're presented with something that's regal in scale and complexity and simultaneously delicate with an ultra-fine texture.
The marriage between the mineral-laden, very classic 2008 vintage and Fourrier was close to ideal. As you could guess, it reaches a high point in the Clos St. Jacques. Burghound focuses on the, "ultra pure middle weight flavors that possess excellent precision and verve on the driving and wonderfully long and linear finish." That gives you a really good sense of how the wine possesses a laser focus and dancing minerality while not being shy on substance and depth.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
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