Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes", 2018

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Domaine Fourrier

Fourrier is a sensation for some obvious reasons and for one slightly less obvious reason. Obvious reasons include: great holdings in the famous village of Gevrey Chambertin, old vines, great farming, and great wine-making.

The less obvious reason is style. Jean-Marie Fourrier, after he took over his family's domaine, adopted a style that speaks with precision to what the current generation of Burgundy drinkers wants in a bottle of wine. They no longer want oak flavors. They no longer want heavy extraction. They don't want lots of sulphur and reduction (at least in their red wines), and they didn't want to wait 10 years before drinking.

Instead, we want purity and transparency. We want direct access into the beautiful terroir of the Cote d'Or. To this end, Fourrier dialed back the new oak and extraction, putting him in line with other current-generation stars like Mugnier and Roumier. He eschews sulphur additions and instead allows a little bit of residual carbonation to stay in the wine to act as a preservative (so he recommends always decanting a young bottle of Fourrer).

Professional Reviews


BH 88-91 October 2020
"A top note of pomegranate can be found on the red currant, earth and attractively spicy aromas. There is better energy as well as better delineation to the relatively refined bitter cherry-inflected finish. Lovely." -Allen Meadow

Antonio Galloni

AG 86-88 January 2020
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes felt a little too mature on the nose, the precocious red fruit laced with crème de cassis and fig aromas; I would like more delineation here. The palate is fleshy and ripe on the entry, but compared to Fourrier’s other 2018s, this comes across a tad monotone on the finish. Let’s see how it turns out in bottle." -Neal Martin

Robert Parker

RP 89-91 February 2020
"Aromas of dark cherry fruit, rose petals, rich soil tones and blood orange introduce Fourrier's 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, a medium to full-bodied, perfumed and succulent wine, its fine-grained but muscular tannins cloaked in an ample core of fruit. Long and penetrating, this is a promising young wine in the making." -William Kelley