Dominik Mueller

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2001 Forey Père et Fils Vosne-Romanée

Tasting note

2001 Domaine Forey Père et Fils Vosne-Romanée

From a half bottle, this mature Pinot Noir presents itself distinctly lively and fresh. The colour is a transparent dark red with first hints of brick red.

The bouquet is initially leathery and earthy with the “sous-bois” typical of Vosne-Romanée. With time, however, the wine expands immensely in the glass, so that dark fruits, such as blackberries and sour cherries, also present themselves more strongly. The spices are also well integrated. Is that liquorice? You could spend hours with this wine just to recognise all the aromas that present themselves here. Complex, but very balanced and beautiful!

In the mouth, a tannin that is still firm after more than 20 years. Nevertheless, the wine seems elegant and light. The acidity is animating. Juicy, cassis and dark berries.

Outstanding quality for a “simple” Village wine. One can only dream of what Forey might conjure up with a Premier Cru or Grand Cru. And yes, I trust this wine to have another 5 to 10 years of ageing potential if well stored.

Drink through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 30 April 2023.

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95Wines rated DM94 to DM96 bear witness to the fascinatingly successful combination of grapes, terroir and craftsmanship at the highest level. They are obviously an absolute pleasure to drink, perfectly balanced, and they offer a high level of complexity as they seemlessly combine primary, secondary and often tertiary aromas. This makes them a great experience for every wine connoisseur. In WSET terms, wines with a DM95 rating tend to be at the upper scale of a 3.5 or even at the lower end of an excellent 4.0 WSET rating.
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4.0Wines with a 4.0 WSET rating are exceptional wines according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a top WSET score of 4.0 get at least 95 DM points.
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5Wines with a rating of 5 stars are truly outstanding achievements. They stand proudly at the very top of their peer group.

Jasper Morris of inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
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Wine details

Vintage: 2001
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Forey Père et Fils
Subregion:Côte de Nuits
Appellation:Vosne-Romanée AOC
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