Robert Parker – 92
Another superb Gevrey from Jean-Marie Fourrier. The nose is muted at first, and then builds with an intense aroma of raspberry, Morello cherry and a touch of gingerbread. The palate is beautifully balanced with Fourrier’s signature, silky texture. Brilliant focus. Vibrant acidity. Very expressive, almost ostentatious. A lovely wine. Tasted January 2006.
Vinous – 92
Good full red. Reticent but ripe nose is a bit more animal and less floral than usual for this vineyard. Then denser and sweeter on the palate than the nose suggests, with a chewy texture and impressive palate coverage. Very sappy, concentrated and suave, with dark cherry and mineral flavors currently in the deep background. But this offers terrific breadth for the vintage, and the tannins are fine.
Burghound – 91-93
As it always is, this is the class of the cellar save for the Griotte with its gorgeously pure and dusty red pinot nose nuanced with spice, vegetal and a hint of smokiness that leads to incredibly delineated, supple and wonderfully complex flavors that explode on the strikingly long finish. This is a seriously good effort sporting impeccable balance and while 8 to 10 years will see it at its best, it should drink well for 2 decades.