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1996 Nuits St Georges les Cras

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

1996 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundian excellence, the 1996 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier holds a special reverence. The idiosyncrasies of 1996 in Burgundy have been the subject of many a dialogue amongst connoisseurs and investors alike; a vintage that elicits admiration for its unique qualities and ageworthy structure.


An Esoteric Vintage with Ethereal Quality

As a seasoned critic, I have found the '96 vintage to exhibit the dance between ripeness and acidity with a poise rarely seen. It was a year marked by an aberrant season - cool and wet in its early days but culminating in a miraculous September that bestowed the necessary equilibrium. This resulted in wines with a veritable backbone of acidity clad in ripe, luminous fruit – a profile befitting the storied terroir of Griottes Chambertin.

The 1996 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier epitomises this exquisite paradox. A narrative of marinated cherries and subtle earthiness runs throughout the initial tasting notes, with an undercurrent of poised tannins and that hallmark vivacious acid streak which has cemented '96 as one of Burgundy's wonders.


A Vintage Worthy Of Patient Investment

An investor eyeing finesse and longevity would be well placed directing their focus towards this liquid bijou. Over time, this Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru evolves to reveal complexities hinting at forest floor and truffle, intermingled with the faintest whisper of anise. It is a tapestry woven with threads of refinement.

In closing, while exploring investment opportunities within fine wine markets, it becomes clear that certain vintages call for particular attention. The 1996 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, with its remarkable ageing potential and profound layering of flavours, stands as not simply an asset in liquid form but a sensory experience that matures parallel to its inherent value.

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