Domaine Fourrier   Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

2018 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques

By Domaine Fourrier

2018 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy, France

The revered 2018 vintage in Burgundy has been the subject of much acclaim, and the Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Domaine Fourrier is no exception. My exploration of Burgundian finesse would be incomplete without speaking to this exquisite interpretation from one of the region’s most esteemed appellations.


Precision and Poise: A Champion of the Vintage

Amidst the warm, golden summer of 2018, Burgundy's vines were bestowed with optimal conditions that heralded the creation of wines with rich textures and generous fruit profiles. This particular year for Domaine Fourrier saw a gathering of precision and poise in their viticultural practices, ensuring that every cluster from their coveted Clos St Jacques vineyard reached its potential.


The Embodiment of Gevrey Chambertin Elegance

The 2018 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques articulates its terroir with eloquency—the very essence of refinement. It unfurls slowly on the palate with notes of ripe cherries and blackcurrants interwoven with an earthy minerality and a touch of sweet spices owing to judicious oak integration. The structure is impeccable; balanced tannins cradle vibrant acidity, giving way to a lengthy, evocative finish.

An astute consideration for fine wine investors would be the exceptional aging potential this vintage holds. Whilst already approachable, time will unveil further complexity—no doubt a valued addition to any discerning cellar.

The Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques from Domaine Fourrier in 2018 is not merely a satisfying investment but a riveting narrative of terroir and talent; a symphony in a bottle patiently awaiting its crescendo in years to come. Should you secure this vintage, consider it a treasure chest bound by time, soon to reveal its glorious spoils.

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Perfumed and sumptuous, Fourrier's 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques has turned out very well, wafting from the glass with aromas of plums and raspberries, complemented by notions of violets, peonies and blood orange. Medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, it's suave and seamless, with succulent acids, velvety tannins and a rose-inflected finish.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

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