2012 Griotte Chambertin Domaine Fourrier Burgundy Gevrey Chambertin France Still wine

2012 Griotte Chambertin

Domaine Fourrier

95Average Score
flagBurgundy / France
Pinot Noir

The 2012 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru comes from 0.26-hectares of vines planted in 1928. It is initially broody on the nose; sulky and withdrawn, biding its time as it opens in the glass, eventually revealing candied orange peel, raspberry, wild strawberry and just a hint of fresh apricots. The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure thanks to the tensile tannins. There is a wonderful sense of symmetry here with a gradual build towards the powerful finish. Yet overall, this is a nonchalant and self-effacing Griotte-Chambertin that is happy in its own skin. Dec 2013, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 94-96/100

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