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2005 Griotte Chambertin Domaine Fourrier Burgundy Gevrey Chambertin France Still wine

2005 Griotte Chambertin

Domaine Fourrier

94Average Score
flagBurgundy / France
Pinot Noir

Each of the Clos St.-Jacques’s five owners, Fourrier observes, owns a strip from top to bottom, and the resultant diversity of microclimate and soil structure he thinks in part accounts for the complexity and balance of the wines. If there is additional virtue to be discovered in official grand cru terroir, Fourrier opines, then in the case of his 2005 Griottes Chambertin, that consists not in weight or structure but in elegance and refinement. Subtly chalky (and chalk shards, not cherries, are the real origin of the name “Griotte”) yet juicily refreshing and with striking fresh black raspberry fruit purity, this beauty boasts a silky texture and a polished finish mingling licorice, cinnamon and clear, sweet fresh raspberry fruit. Its harmony and refinement make it almost irresistible even now, but no doubt a decade or more in the cellar will be rewarded, too. Apr 2007, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 93-94/100

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