"Super-sleek, intense and gorgeously textured"
- 2017 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques

Posted by Ian McFadden

Fourrier's Clos St. Jacques is a legendary bottle.

It takes Fourrier's signatures - pristine expression, precise finesse and an ultra-seductive mineral-laden texture - to a profound level. Today, we focus on the 2017 Clos St. Jacques, which is an archetypal and brilliant example of this wine.

The 2017 Clos St. Jacques is a blazingly pure vintage of the wine.

Underneath Clos St. Jacques' multifaceted personality is a classy electricity that makes the wine mesmerizingly nimble. It's an incredibly exciting wine.

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 tier. 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 lineup, you're presented with something that's regal in scale and complexity and simultaneously delicate with an ultra-fine silkenness. 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.

I can't help mentioning that Levi Dalton's I'll Drink To That! interview with Jean-Marie Fourrier is worth checking out. You'll find an unparalleled trove of information about the estate.

It's rare that we get to offer Fourrier's Clos St. Jacques. I'm always on the hunt for the wine, but I seldom land enough for an offering. What's on offer today is very modest. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits