2006 Griotte Chambertin Fourrier; Jean-Marie Burgundy Girotte Chambertin France Still wine

2006 Griotte Chambertin

Fourrier; Jean-Marie

95Average Score
flagBurgundy / France

An implosive concentration of dark cherry, blackberry, licorice, brown spices and black pepper marks the nose and palate of Fourrier's 2006 Griotte-Chambertin, which for all of its (in this vintage uncommon) density and sheer ripeness preserves buoyancy and clarity, letting a shower of spices, flowers, and crystalline, chalky mineral nuances burst forth in its finish. This is one of those wines that seems as though a complex chemical equation should exist to describe the catalytic, energy-releasing reaction among its parts. But there is more finesse and mystery hidden behind this wine detonative finish than tasters will ever get to the bottom of, with or without the assistance of mathematical models. I would wait at least a half dozen years to broach a cork – for now, the Clos St.-Jacques is more enticing, yet it too needs time – and would plan on this Griotte being a 15 or more year keeper and as such one of the longest-lasting monuments to a vintage whose potential for beauty is probably destined to remain forever under-rated. Dec 2009, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht    Score: 95/100

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