Domaine Fourrier   Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

2017 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

By Domaine Fourrier

2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy

A jewel in the crown of Burgundy, the year 2017 was one marked by a return to normalcy following the climatic rigours experienced in previous vintages. The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Domaine Fourrier is a testament to the resilience and aptitude for grace under pressure that defines this esteemed appellation.

 

The Quintessence of Elegance and Precision

The vintage's genial weather conditions allowed for a synchrony of phenolic ripeness and acidity, a boon for astute winemakers such as those at Domaine Fourrier. The result is a wine that articulates the terroir's depth and nuance, with tannins that are firm yet supple, embodying the sophistication expected from Clos St Jacques' pedigreed soil.

 

An Investment in Liquid Artistry

The tapestry of flavours weaves dark cherries and ripe strawberries with an underlying earthiness and minerality distinctive to this noble parcel of Gevrey-Chambertin. A whisper of oak marries the fruit, ever so subtly, creating a harmonious balance often sought but rarely achieved with such finesse. The 2017 vintage from Domaine Fourrier is undoubtedly a staple for fine wine investors seeking both excellence and promise.

On the palate, this Clos St Jacques vintage unfolds in layers, revealing itself slowly with each sip—aging potential here is undoubtable. The structure and complexity suggest a rewarding evolution to those patient enough to allow it time in their cellars.

In summation, Domaine Fourrier's 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques is a wine that not only captivates the senses but also presents an opulent opportunity for investment. It’s a paragon of equilibrium—a symphony conducted masterfully by Domaine Fourrier where each note contributes to an eloquent whole. For connoisseurs seeking to heighten their portfolio whilst indulging in vinous splendour, look no further than this Burgundy treasure.

Current market price

HK$53,600.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

400.71

Scores and tasting notes

94

Fourrier's 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with scents of dark berries, cherries, black truffles, forest floor and peonies, framed by a discreet touch of new wood. Medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's deep and succulent, with fine concentration, exquisitely refined tannins and a long, sapid finish.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 13 February 2020

Vintage performance