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2001 Fourrier, Vougeot Les Petits Vougeots Vieilles VignesDec. 2009
Medium ruby-red colour, still a hint of cherry-red. There’s a little herb and an undercurrent of red fruit – everything is quite tidy. In the mouth this is barely medium-bodied, very slightly acid-forward (but that’s its age) but smooth overall. A little tight, but not unrewarding. Actually far better than my first bottle of this some years ago…
2001 Fourrier, Vougeot Les Petits Vougeots Vieilles VignesJul. 2004
Whilst I loved Fourrier’s 2001 village Chambolle, this had to work hard to endear itself – eventually failing. Medium, medium-pale cherry red. The nose starts with a slightly reductive note, red fruit and a trace of coffee. It takes nearly two hours to show a little raspberry focus and eventually black fruit and cedar. The palate despite a little fat has slightly bitter tannins and a little dryness, good acidity and medium fruit. Give it a little time and it might be more interesting, but I think the tannins are a little unripe – probably most peoples impression of a Vougeot…!
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