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02 fourrier, gevrey 1er clos st.jacques

2002 Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques

2002 Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques

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Medium ruby-red colour that’s just turning to offer a hint of mahogany at the rim. The nose starts with red fruit but also a dark, reductive undertow that initially makes one (wrongly) think to oak – it takes a little over 90 minutes (without decanting) to disappear. Over time the nose becomes lovely and transparent, just a little powdery and young though. From the start there is sweetness coupled to perfect acidity – it’s relatively narrow at the entry but there’s a tight core of concentration in the mid-palate – this also shows a dark, reductive flavour for as long as the same lasts on the nose. This is about transparency rather than impact and is exactly to the Fourrier ‘template’, if arguably not to the terrior. The finish a good one, if not really remarkable. Very tasty, indeed I would say its balancing of sweetness and acidity make it delicious.
Rebuy – Yes

2 responses to “02 fourrier, gevrey 1er clos st.jacques”

  1. Tom Blach

    Is that reductive undertone the explanation for the impression of lots of polished oak sometimes given by young Fourriers? I’ve often been surprised by this.

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