i picked the one that i am most familiar with, naturally – the wine had a lot more focus and energy, though both were pretty “dark” in nature, grippy, earthy, and a little murky. Didn’t manage to check the condition of the corks. Hopefully they will stay intact as long as they possibly could. Fingers crossed.
A new love for me. Given the rarity of the somewhat obscure wines, it was a treat to taste the 1999 and 2000 examples from Jean-Marie Fourrier. The former is still very young and needs time for the tannins to be fully integrated with the rest of the wine but having said that, it is very very promising and I can only hope that in another 10 years or so, it will blossom into an unforgettable gem; the latter is drinking really well, fine and elegant with a distinctive aroma of cherries and red flowers, velvety in texture and a really good finish. While I wait for the 99 to mature, no harm sipping the 2000 slowly eh? I should also mention that a 93 Griottes from Esmonin I tasted a week before the Fourrier was pretty delish too? I guess from now on this vineyard can join Chambertin and Clos de Beze as some of my favourite Gevreys 🙂