To be honest, I’ve pretty much given-up buying the wines from this domaine – such is the market demand that prices have skyrocketed in the last 10 years. The Clos Solon was traditionally something of a bargain, and whilst it might not have increased in price by the same number of multiples as the domaine’s Clos St.Jacques or Griotte-Chambertin, this is the last vintage I bought. But it’s still a great wine…
2007 Fourrier, Morey St.Denis Clos Solon VV
There’s plenty of CO2 to purge from the bottle, you can even ‘smell’ it, so the bottle is shaken 3 or 4 times to release some of it, then rested a couple of hours (Fourrier Shake™). The colour is just a little more than ‘medium’ in depth, the forward nose grabbing you with dark-skinned fruit notes over a more reticent powdery, redder fruit – eventually a liqueur-cherry starts to show itself – to be honest I can’t ‘see’ Morey, but it’s begging to be drunk! The entry seems a hint saline or with just a slight edge to the acidity, but behind is a palate to luxuriate in, with smooth, relatively concentrated dark-red fruit. There’s still a very slight ‘prickle’ at the back of the palate – so not all the gas is gone yet – but the finishing flavour has both depth and interest, coupled to a twist of old-vine creaminess. A finer wine than many that carry a 1er Cru label!
Rebuy – Yes