2018 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes Vieille Vigne (750ml)

2018 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes Vieille Vigne (750ml)

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96 points Decanter

Located just below the Clos de Bèze, on very hard, rocky soils, Cherbaudes is often one of the more muscular and concentrated wines in the Fourrier line up. Dense and pretty powerful, with dark bramble and black cherry fruit, stylishly expressed 20% new wood, lots of violet perfume, layers of tannin and enough acidity and zip for balance. Ripe but harmonious. (TA)  (10/2019)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Rich and dramatic, the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes bursts with aromas of ripe cherries, dark chocolate, plums and cassis, complemented by hints of rose petals and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, this is nicely balanced in its gourmand, fleshy style. (WK)  (1/2021)

89-91 points Vinous

The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes 1er Cru feels a little reduced on the nose at first, but eventually black cherries, iodine and violet aromas begin to make their presence felt. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, strict and linear and perhaps not quite "kicking on" toward the finish, leaving you wanting more. Has it got something up its sleeve? (NM)  (1/2020)

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

This is the first wine to display any significant reduction and it's enough to flatten the fruit. It also extends to the palate of the bigger-bodied flavors that offer good richness and ample punch on the lingering finale that also reflects a milder touch of bitterness. Reduction on the palate is never a good sign but in this case my sense is that this will clean up once it's racked.  (1/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Cherry in colour and aroma. Sweet and pure fruit on the nose, open and scented. Highly aromatic. On the palate, the structure is really fine boned but just right to shape the fruit. Elegant, long, a fresh beauty. I find it hard to suggest drink dates when the wines are so open and inviting already but they will surely age well? 17/20 points (JH) Inner quote mark (1/2020)