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Fourrier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It can only be described as NOTEWORTHY red Burgundy.

Producer/Winery: Jean-Marie Fourrier; Les Baraques, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Gevrey-Chambertin; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $43.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled salmon with an orange sauce, rice and broccoli.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Light ruby color with lots of crimson tint and a slightly lighter rim. Strong cranberry, cherry, damp earth and lots of smoky mushroom aromas. Smooth mouth-feel, very approachable and complex, with a solid medium body and a silky 400-grit texture. Huge cranberry flavor with secondary fresh red cherry, pomegranate and cinnamon, engulfed by a lingering sauteed mushroom taste from the beginning to end of every sip. Significant bright acidity, smooth leathery tannins that slowly grew through the dry, vibrant fruity finish. On the first pour we thought there was a strong raspberry sweetness; however as we drank the second and third pour the fruit became more clearly cranberry, but without the usual tartness. Overall it had a richness, very fresh taste and just enough firmness in the tannins to result in an impressive red Burgundy. FANTASTIC paired with the grilled salmon, equally fine sipping after the dinner and it can only be described as NOTEWORTHY red Burgundy…we loved it!!!

Jean-Marie Fourrier in his Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard
Photo from Owen Franken for The New York Times.

Comments: See our review of other Jean-Marie Fourrier wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.