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Fourrier ~ Negociant Burgundy 2013
Jean-Marie Fourrier hardly needs an introduction, especially as Seckford Wines has been selling his wines since the 1999 vintage. However, just to recap, Jean-Marie took over the family domaine in 1994 since when he has built a formidable reputation. The wines listed below are not domaine wines, rather wines made by Jean-Marie from grapes purchased from other growers with whom he works.
The resultant wines are elegant and delicious – not heavy but beautifully refined and true to their terroir.
“I find that my way of doing things – not forcing the extraction, not raising the temperature at the end of the fermentation, retaining the carbon dioxide, not over-oaking – results in nobler tannins and fresher and more sophisticated fruit.” ~ JMF
JancisRobinson.com: Fourrier (with Benjamin Leroux of Domaine Comte Armand) was one of the two producers Burghound (Allen Meadows) suggested in my video might inherit the mantle of Henri Jayer ~ “extremely thoughtful…positively brilliant…doesn’t do anything without thinking about it first…the results speak for themselves” (Nov 2008)
Stephen Tanzer: Fourrier considers 2013 "a cousin of 2010 in its tension and acidity." In fact, he told me that he's "in love with this vintage".
Jean-Marie Fourrier (negoce)
2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Reas ~ £226 per 6ib
Fourrier explained that only 30% of the malo had finished at the time of my visit. Not Rated.
2013 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Aux Echanges ~ £360 per 6ib
Jancis Robinson 17points (drink 2018-2030) His mother used to play in this vineyard as a child. Bright crimson. Quite racy and sumptuous and sleek and silky. Very lovely texture and round. Racy pacey stuff.
2013 Echezeaux Grand Cru ~ £875 per 6ib
Jancis Robinson 18pts (drink 2025-2045) One parcel in Les Champs Traversins.
Very deep crimson. Savoury and with real stuffing. Juicy, juicy stuff! With lots of drive and energy. Lots of length. Serious stuff.
Stephen Tanzer 91-93 points (drink 2024-2036) Full, deep red with ruby highlights. Spicy and cool on the nose, offering scents of blueberry, blackberry and liquorice. Dense and sappy in the mouth, showing excellent intensity and depth to the dark fruit and violet flavours. Finishes with a very firm tannic spine and a touch of youthful bitterness.
John Gilman 94+ points (drink from 2023) The 2013 is a beautiful bottle in the making, offering up a nascently complex and black fruity mélange of cassis, black cherries, bonfire, dark soil tones, venison and a discreet framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very soil-driven in personality, with a rock solid core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, primary and tangy finish. An outstanding example.
- In bond price at Seckford (pre-arrival in 2015) excludes charges of excise duty, delivery & VAT. Prevailing rates will be charged at time of clearance from bond.
- Wine kept in storage will be subject to Seckford Wines’ annual Terms & Conditions of its Customer Storage Service.
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