Domaine Fourrier   Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru

2017 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Fourrier

2017 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy

In the pantheon of Burgundy's divine nectars, the 2017 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier stands out with a quiet might. This is a year where Jean-Marie Fourrier's deft touch with the ethereal terroir of Griottes has woven a complex tapestry of enigmatic flavors that beckons the fine wine investor to delve deeper into its ruby essence.


Ephemeral Elegance, rooted in terroir

The 2017 vintage, though not as broad-shouldered as its immediate predecessors, offers a stunning finesse that becomes apparent upon first nosing. A delicate perfume of wild cherries and earthy undertones speaks fluently of its Griotte soils, yet there is a fresh vibrancy here—a spirited dance of aromatics poised between poise and exuberance.

One cannot help but be enraptured by the ballet of flavors that pirouette across the palate; an invigorating acidity underlines the wine's cherry and raspberry notes while whispers of spice and minerality hint at the complexity developed through careful aging. Tannins, though present, seem to converse softly, ensuring that every sip leaves one contemplating the subtle handiwork that defines Domaine Fourrier's heritage.


Investment-worthy vogue

For investors looking to add a Burgundian star to their portfolio, the 2017 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier deserves contemplation. Amidst a year defined by its early ripening and variable weather, this bijou of a Grand Cru has emerged triumphant, showcasing a cellaring potential that should promise an expressive maturation.

As with all treasures from Burgundy’s noble soils, availability is naturally limited. A jewel in the crown for those seeking both pleasure and value appreciation, this particular Griottes carries with it the prestige and promise of return that only such meticulously crafted wines can harbor.

In conclusion, the 2017 vintage may very well be regarded as a chiaroscuro masterpiece among Burgundies. It is with these eloquent layers of fruit and terroir-driven nuance that Domaine Fourrier has once again affirmed its reputation within the sphere of fine wine investment—a testament to Burgundy’s persistent ability to surprise and delight even in less heralded vintages.

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The 2017 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru was also showing extremely well, wafting from the glass with an alluring bouquet of candied peel, red cherries, dried flowers and coniferous forest floor. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and sensual, with a deep, layered core of succulent fruit and a graceful, elegant profile.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 4 January 2019

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