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the week’s second from fourrier

the grinchI’m hoping that the remnants of this one will taste a little better tonight…

2001 Fourrier, Chambolle-Musigny Gruenchers try to find this wine...
Medium-pale ruby-red colour. The nose starts out a little dark and chocolatey; time takes away the darker elements to be replaced with slightly volatile, high-toned estery notes and a faint core of tight red fruit – not so appealing. The palate has good texture and mouthwatering acidity. The intensity belies the colour and the finish is quite long but rather metallic. On day one I have to say that I’m a little disappointed.

Day two the nose is a little more estery and the palate remains consistent. Disappointing – Rebuy – No

4 responses to “the week’s second from fourrier”

  1. Kent Comley

    Hi Bill,
    I agree with your note on this one. However recent 01 Gevrey Champeaux was far superior, and certainly none of the funk of the Gruenchers.
    Cheers,
    Kent

  2. Kent Comley

    Hi Bill,
    Yes I agree re the Villages VV – I have consumed half a case of those to date. Lovely stuff!
    Cheers,
    Kent

  3. Burgundy-Report » alex gambal chambolle

    […] Versus tasting from barrel I’ve had occasional reds from Gambal that seemed rather subdued – I’ve come to believe that they need a good deal more aeration than I was allowing, but this was excellent right from the bottle and way more interesting than the recent bottle from Fourrier: […]

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