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2018 Nuits St Georges les Cras

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2018 Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy, France

The 2018 vintage stands as a compelling chapter in the storied tapestry of Domaine Fourrier, whose reverence for Burgundy's terroir is eloquently expressed through their Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru. This vintage, in particular, emerges from the vineyard with a vibrancy that behooves the discerning collector and investor alike.

 

Unveiling the Magic of Harvest

The harvest of 2018 set the stage for an extraordinary display of Jean-Marie Fourrier’s viticultural acumen. The year hosted a cosmic alignment of conditions; a serene spring paved way for a summer both warm and bountiful, instilling a singular intensity in the fruit. The result in the glass is nothing short of alchemical - a marriage of structure, depth, and aromatic splendour that only the artisan hands at Domaine Fourrier can craft.

 

The Artistic Expression of Terroir

Vinification at Domaine Fourrier respects each berry's potential, and with the 2018 Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru, they achieved an intimate balance between power and grace. As an articulate expression of Burgundy's cherished limestone soils, this Griottes-Chambertin offers a symphony of bright red fruits overlayed with a nuanced touch of earth and esteemed minerality inherent to this most reputable parcel.

Precise yet exuberant, notes of cherry, pomegranate, and violets dance upon the palate with a finesse that feels choreographed by the land itself. Behind its compelling facade lies a tannic structure that promises longevity; an asset to investors aiming for value appreciation over time.

 

Investment-worthy Vintage with Poetic Precision

The 2018 Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier invites those with a penchant for profundity in their cellar. It is a tapestry woven carefully with threads of harmonious fruit, robust structure, and insightful winemaking - an artwork designed to age. For enthusiasts seeking to enrich their collections or bolster their investment portfolios, this vintage provides an undeniable opportunity. Each bottle is a testament to what is achievable when favourable climatic conditions coalesce with Burgundian winemaking virtuosity at one of its zeniths.

Current market price

HK$119,060.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

958.46

Scores and tasting notes

92-94

Offering up a brooding bouquet of blackberries, cassis, forest floor, licorice, dark chocolate and smoked meats, the 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras is full-bodied, ample and muscular, with a rich chassis of structuring tannins and a powerful profile, though it's succulent and nicely defined, too.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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