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2019 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy

In the pantheon of Burgundian viticulture, the Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru invariably stands out as a paragon of sublime winemaking. The 2019 offering from Domaine Fourrier distinctly carves its own niche, meriting particular attention from connoisseurs and investors alike. Reflecting upon my decades of encounters with Burgundy's treasures, it is the distinctive expression of each vintage that I most keenly seek.


A Vintage Sculpted by Nature's Hand

The 2019 vintage in Burgundy was sculpted by climatic generosity, endowing the wines with both intensity and finesse. For the 2019 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, this meant a harmonious interplay betwixt ripe fruit and poised acidity - producing a wine of exceptional balance.

Tantalising the senses, this wine unfurls layers of dark cherries and succulent strawberries, supported by a filigreed framework of delicate spices. The influence of a well-judged time in oak is evident but understated, allowing the purity and precision of fruit to resonate throughout the palate. Undoubtedly, terroir speaks here with eloquence.


The Subtleties of Terroir

As an indication of investment potential, one should look not just to the scintillating complexity that will emerge over time, but also to the critical acclaim that praises Domaine Fourrier's respectful approach to their craft. This is a wine that encapsulates not just the brilliance of its vintage but also heralds from a lineage known for its long-lived wines.

This 2019 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru showcases what makes both Domaine Fourrier and this renowned patch of Burgundy utterly captivating: a juxtaposition of power with grace, depth with vivacity, and robustness with elegance. The grandeur of the grape here is undeniable, festooned through its deep ruby robe and intricate flavours that promise to evolve magnificently.

For those seeking to expand their portfolios with a wine that validates its esteemed heritage each year afresh, the 2019 vintage from Domaine Fourrier is an unmissable opportunity. It bears all the hallmarks of what promises to be considered one of the standout iterations in recent years: a wine that speaks volubly of place, pedigree and peerless vinification acumen.


Investment Worthiness: A Concluding Note

The culmination of this review brings us to reaffirm the importance of identifying vintages such as the 2019 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier – an embodiment combining immediate sensory delight with excellent prospective maturation. Here lies not merely a bottle for enjoyment but an asset for consideration by those with perspicacity in fine wine investments.

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No specific tasting note. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Co., New York, NY.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 25 October 1993

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