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99 fourrier gevrey-chambertin 1er combe aux moines

1999 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Combe Aux Moines

1999 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Combe Aux Moines

1999 Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Combes aux Moines VV try to find this wine...
I have to preface this note with the fact that the paint was worn from the end of the capsule, there were signs of seepage and the label was rather dirty – none of my other wines from storage have been in such condition. It’s a singleton, and hopefully (cosmetically at least) a one-off so maybe not representative. The colour is medium ruby-red. The nose starts with an impression of oak (despite Fourrier using very little), some sous-bois and a hint of brett – only the last drops in the glass show some very fine berry fruit. A forward personality in the mouth – good acidity and intensity without great weight. The flavours linger well, it’s smooth but the mid-palate is a little lumpy. My thoughts are mixed; this was certainly tasty, very tasty, but aromatically disappointing. If this bottle and that brett is representative, I’d be thinking of drinking a majority of bottles in the near future for their personality and keeping just a few back for longer term, I wouldn’t be buying more.
Rebuy – No

The abused capsule and leaky cork:


2 responses to “99 fourrier gevrey-chambertin 1er combe aux moines”

  1. Tom Blach

    Regarding brett, Bill, I’ve on several occasions had bottles showing what appears to be brett at about ten years old only for bottles a couple of years down the line to show no sign of it, which I gather means it couldn’t have bben brett. Or is it a bottle to bottle thing?
    I’ve not had any tired Fourrier 99.

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