Domaine Fourrier   Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru

2010 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru

By Domaine Fourrier

Current market price

£12,390.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

826

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2010 Griotte-Chambertin shows the more elusive, intellectual side of Burgundy at its finest. Silky tannins support a highly expressive, sensual core of sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers and tobacco. Although somewhat elusive, there is plenty of depth, mid-palate richness and structure for this to drink well for many, many years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. The biggest news at Domaine Fourrier is Jean-Marie Fourrier’s decision to launch a small negociant operation to augment his estate wines. Readers can look forward to new bottlings from the 1er Cru Aux Exchanges in Chambolle-Musigny and two new Grand Cru wines from Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux, all of which will debut with the 2011 vintage. As for 2010, Fourrier told me he is down 40% across the board in terms of yields. The cold weather during the flowering produced 100% millerandage (shot berries), which Fourrier described as pea-sized grapes. While that is not good for quantity, it has certainly turned out great for quality. Readers who want to learn more about Fourrier’s thoughts on the vintage and approach to vinification might want to check out my video interview on www.erobertparker.com. As a quick note, none of the 2010s had been racked at the time of my visit in early December 2011. I have kept scores a bit wider than normal in the few cases where the wines were a touch reduced. Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, Pine Plains, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011

Vintage performance