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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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
Vineyard: n/a
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