Good deep, bright red. Pungent raspberry and stone on the nose. Silky-sweet, fresh and clean, with an almost medicinal sappiness to the raspberry and stone flavors. Very nicely balanced wine, finishing firm, rich and gripping.
Quite rich, compost nose. Lots of substance and acidity. Serious stuff – a more obvious Gevrey than some. Lots of vitality and energy. Light bitterness on the finish. [Roy thinks it has been acidified]
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017
Robert Parker 92
From old vines just below Mazis and Clos de Beze, the Fourrier 2006 Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes mingles tart but ripe red raspberry, red currant, and rose hip with red licorice, musk, and a prominent, saline meat broth character. Long, lean, bright, and invigorating, this clings not just with tart berries, salt, and brown spices, but with an almost peppery pungency, as well. Here is multi-dimensional, dynamic, transparent Pinot that should be fascinating to follow for the better part of a decade, during which it might also acquire a bit more sense of flesh on its handsomely lean torso.