Red Burgundy - 2005 - Clos Saint Jacques Vieille Vigne - Fourrier

  • Region: Red Burgundy
  • Producer: Fourrier
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Rating: 94
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Tasting Notes

Domaine Fourrier
Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos St. Jacques"
1er Cru Red 750 ml
Score: 94
Tasted: Nov 18, 2016
Drink: Try from 2025+
Tasting note: (with thanks to Doug Barzelay). Initially this was heavily reduced and required a full 45 minutes in a vigorously shaken decanter to really dissipate the funk. Like many '05s at this stage in their evolution this remains reserved and tight but the concentration and balance is seriously impressive. That said, the reserved nose, while offering glimpses of what is to come, is still notably closed and the supporting tannins shaping the impressively scaled flavors remain markedly firm. I remain highly optimistic that in time this is going to be a genuinely great Clos St. Jacques but for now it's basically infanticide, and this is true even with extended aeration. I would advise just letting this slumber away for the better part of another decade as it's going to need it but when it finally matures, we're in for a real treat! Tasted twice in the last 3 years with almost identical results.