Domaine Fourrier

Owner(s) Jean Marie Fourrier
Web site www.domainefourrier.fr.tc
 
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The Domaine Fourrier history began four generations ago and was among the first wineries in Burgundy to export to the United States. Jean Marie Fourrier combines traditions of his father and uncle with the experience he gained working with Henri Jayer and at Domaine Drouhin Oregon, as well as his own style. The Domaine has extensive holdings throughout most of the heralded appellations of Burgundy, but the core vineyards are in Gevrey-Chambertain. The wines have garnered worldwide critical acclaim and are beloved for their expression of "terroir in a glass."

The wines are only made from vines at least 30 years old. Aging is carried out in no more than 20% new oak with the wines left on their lees until bottling which usually occurs 20 to 24 months after harvest. Usually the wines are unfined and unfiltered.

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Reviewed Wines

2007 Domaine Fourrier Combe Aux Moines 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Deeply colored. Delicate, shy fruit on the nose. Lovely red and black berry flavors with a hint of dark chocolate. Mild dry tannins and bright acidity. Very approachable now. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2007 Domaine Fourrier Les Champeaux 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Very charming. The nose starts off fruity, later becoming more nuanced with notes of chocolate, toast and oak. Pleasing elegance with balanced tannins. Very tasty with unbelievable persistence. At a little less than $100 a bottle, this is a great Burg to buy and enjoy now. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2007 Domaine Fourrier Les Goulots 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Nice finesse and drinkability here. Tasty raspberry, cherry and cranberry fruit with soft tannins and lively acidity on the refreshing finish. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2006 Domaine Fourrier Combe Aux Moines 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Dark reddish purple color. Shy aromatics. Richer than the 2007 vintage featuring intense purple fruits and a citrus underpinning. The acidity and tannins are reigned in. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2006 Domaine Fourrier Les Champeaux 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Compared to the 2007 vintage, rougher, more brooding, more tannic. Slowly opens with air. Massive extraction of mixed berry fruit. Will be great in five to ten years. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2006 Domaine Fourrier Les Goulots 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Intensely fruity nose that needs time in the glass to open. Pretty core of juicy dark fruits and plenty of firm, dry tannins. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2005 Domaine Fourrier Combe Aux Moines 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

A very expressive wine that leaves an impression. Intense black cherry and berry core with hints of oak and orange peel. Smoothly textured, rich and rustic with generous tannin. Needs time but will be spectacular. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2005 Domaine Fourrier Les Champeaux 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

Difficult to drink now but the pedigree is evident. Charming black cherry and boysenberry fruit with hints of marzipan and dried cherries. Considerable savory complexion. The prodigious tannin makes the wine chunky and daunting now. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2005 Domaine Fourrier Les Goulots 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin

This wine has the biggest and most striking nose of any wine in the tasting. Extraordinarily intense ripe dark fruits accented by white pepper and minerals. Less tannin than the 2006 vintage and although showing glimpses of charm, it is currently monolithic and impossible. This will be a prodigious wine in ten to fifteen years. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »