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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

A Private Single-owner Collection of Fine Wines
  • Fourrier; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques; 2010 - 2011; 5 (1 x 5); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 38 000 - 55 000

About this Item

2010 - 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques
5 (1 x 5) 750ml

In 1994, when he was only 23 years old, Jean-Marie Fourrier took over his family domaine. He had been working on the family estate since 1989, while also completing internships with Henri Jayer and Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Jean Marie's winemaking philosophy closely mirror's Jayer's – making great wines begins in the vineyard. He works hard to maintain healthy vines and practices extremely natural winemaking techniques. Today, Domaine Fourrier holds vines in a few of Gevrey Chambertin’s top vineyards, where most vines date back to the beginning of the 20th century. His most famous holdings, resulting in 'cult wines', are the ones in Griotte Chambertin and Clos St Jacques, which were planted between 1902 - 1910.

  • Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2010 (2 x 750ml)
  • Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2011 (3 x 750ml)

Provenance

Private Client

Repackaged by Strauss & Co

Critics Ratings

2010

‘The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques comes across as quite feminine in this vintage. Graphite, dark red berries, plums and licorice are all woven together gracefully in this expressive, impeccable wine. The tannins show a satin-like finesse that is striking. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.’ – Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, 91-94/100 (Dec 2011)

2011

‘The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques, has a very reduced nose at first and required vigorous aeration. There is a herbaceous and stem-like element that I had not noticed in previous bottles, before the wild berry and gamy scents emerge. The quality is really delivered on the palate: here there is the purity, the fineness of the tannin, the symmetry and precision we come to expect from both Fourrier and Clos Saint Jacques. It still requires another couple of years in bottle and I would not ascribe profundity to it. But there is something enigmatic and intriguing about this Clos Saint Jacques that impels me to plot its evolution.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Jun 2015)

‘We consider Mugnier’s 2012 Chambolle-Musigny and Lafon’s 2011 Volnay Santenots but finally settle on Jean-Marie Fourrier’s 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.- Jacques. Of course, the 2011 is much too young to drink, but finding Fourrier is next to impossible, so we can’t resist. The 2011 is deep, layered and seamless on the palate, with striking aromatics, finely-sculpted fruit and superb balance. It needs another decade in bottle, but is captivating, even at this early stage.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 94+/100 (Apr 2015)

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