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2010 Nuits St Georges les Cras

By Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

2010 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy, France

Embarking upon a sensual journey through the revered terroirs of Burgundy, the 2010 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier stands as a testament to the convergence of meticulous viticulture and an exceptional vintage. Domaine Fourrier's Jean-Marie Fourrier, a prodigious talent of his generation, has orchestrated a wine that dances with finesse across the palate.


A Symphony of Terroir and Talent

For connoisseurs, the 2010 vintage across Burgundy was met with a blend of anticipation and celestial fortune. Revered for its structure and aromatic purity, the season gifted winemakers with the elements necessary for creating profound expressions of Pinot Noir. Domaine Fourrier, with its intimate knowledge of the Griotte parcel’s distinctive terroir, has encapsulated this serendipity with astonishing grace.


On Investing in Elegance

As an investment piece, the 2010 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier is compelling. This vintage echoes an era in Burgundy where precision met nature’s kindness, creating wines of investable rarity and allure. The rarity of this exquisite Grand Cru renders it a covetable asset for those who embrace the artful blend of passion and prudence in their wine portfolio.

The 2010 offering unfurls layers of vibrant red cherries and ripe strawberries, interwoven with whispers of thyme and a dignified earthiness. Possessing an ethereal elegance that only heightens with age, it is poised yet potent; a bottle where each sip reveals another chapter of its complex narrative.

In summary, the 2010 Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Fourrier articulates a story not just of the fruit or the vineyard but of an extraordinary year. It captures the intricate dialogue between a delicate vintage and the astute hands that shaped it, rendering it an unmissable opportunity for both drinking and investment considerations. Witness this marriage of time and terrain come to fruition in your own collection – an embodiment of Burgundian splendour awaiting its reverent audience.

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The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Aux Cras is showing beautifully, with a vibrancy and focus that is immensely appealing. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and minerals inform the striking finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. Louis-Michel Liger-Belair’s wines keep getting better. The improvement is less a reflection of the underlying vintages and more the result of the work the estate has done to convert their vineyards to biodynamic farming. These are some of the most unique and compelling wines being made anywhere in Burgundy. The house style emphasizes the weightless transparency, finesse and sweetness that only Pinot Noir (and perhaps Nebbiolo) is capable of. As good as the 2010s are, the 2009s have also turned out beautifully. I will report on those wines in the April issue. Readers may also want to check out my video interview with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair posted on for more historical perspective on the domaine. Importer: Grand Cru Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 974-2500

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011

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