Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines Vielle Vigne 2008, Domaine Fourrier, Burgundy, France

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Domaine Fourrier 2008Dark ruby red with a clear raspberry rim. Strong kirsch cherries and dried rosetta flowers on the nose with just a whiff of white pepper. Tart, fresh cranberries and blackcurrants, med+ to high acidity, muscular tannins, and excellent minerality which ended with a somewhat med+ finish. Tasty. The sweetness on the nose was misleading but oh so wonderful to sniff. However, I wasn’t too pleased with the quality of the cork used and I’m not sure they can withstand the test of time. Tried the wine again after just a few hours and the floral tones and primary fruit varietal flavours really fleshed out, and that sweetish aromas were more of a layering effect than anything else. Quite a different wine from the basic GC VV I had not too long ago.

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