Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Fichots Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.126 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Love this cuvee. Darker nose than the Les Vergelesses. Tree bark, moss, mid season cherries. Huge minerals. Almost a limestone feeling. Wild apples. Wet earth. Savory. Sweet. Feral and wild. Just stunning. Even some black cherry after some air. Just awesome. Big huge red and black cherry fruit. Lovely electric almost Rieslingesque limestone minerality. Explosive and deep with awesome purity and earthy sweetness. Terrific delineation of flavor and so much material yet so light and delicate even. Only in Burgundy. Super complex and ripe and big tannins suggest even more aging if one desires.

Love this cuvee. Darker nose than the Les Vergelesses. Tree bark, moss, mid season cherries. Huge minerals. Almost a limestone feeling. Wild apples. Wet earth. Savory. Sweet. Feral and wild. Just stunning. Even some black cherry after some air. Just awesome. Big huge red and black cherry fruit. Lovely electric almost Rieslingesque limestone minerality. Explosive and deep with awesome purity and earthy sweetness. Terrific delineation of flavor and so much material yet so light and delicate even. Only in Burgundy. Super complex and ripe and big tannins suggest even more aging if one desires.

Sep 24th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Bright, buoyant nose. Big 15 sunshine and sappy macerated late season cherries, earth, forest floor, cherry cough syrup. Ripe. Palate is ripe with great acidity and cut. Very accessible for this cuvee which usually needs years. Clean, fresh and very pure with superb balance. Long finish with some velvety tannins. Great now but will improve tremendously in the next 2-5 years and hang on for 10 more.

Bright, buoyant nose. Big 15 sunshine and sappy macerated late season cherries, earth, forest floor, cherry cough syrup. Ripe. Palate is ripe with great acidity and cut. Very accessible for this cuvee which usually needs years. Clean, fresh and very pure with superb balance. Long finish with some velvety tannins. Great now but will improve tremendously in the next 2-5 years and hang on for 10 more.

Aug 8th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Gorgeous pure almost fourrier like nose. Red fruits, cherries, herbal, sweet, mineral, damp flowers, dank and feral. Palate is classic Fichots. Dense, structured and pure with big tannins and structure. Needs 2 hours or 2-3 more years. Long. Impressive extract and sap. Very pure and dense yet so silky. Excellent.

Gorgeous pure almost fourrier like nose. Red fruits, cherries, herbal, sweet, mineral, damp flowers, dank and feral. Palate is classic Fichots. Dense, structured and pure with big tannins and structure. Needs 2 hours or 2-3 more years. Long. Impressive extract and sap. Very pure and dense yet so silky. Excellent.

Jun 9th, 2018
Matthew Cohen

Feels a bit young and unforgiving. But well made. Light cherry fruit. Nice aromatics. Great juiciness. Great balance. The les vergelesses is drinking better now.

Feels a bit young and unforgiving. But well made. Light cherry fruit. Nice aromatics. Great juiciness. Great balance. The les vergelesses is drinking better now.

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2016
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.9

2009: Quite a sense nose, ripe and darker fruit but lacking terroir or grace. Sweet and spicy. Medoum@bodied, spicy, sweeter fruit, juicy, ripe, no tannin, low acid, drink now.

2009: Quite a sense nose, ripe and darker fruit but lacking terroir or grace. Sweet and spicy. Medoum@bodied, spicy, sweeter fruit, juicy, ripe, no tannin, low acid, drink now.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2015
Matthew Christ

Yummmmmmmm

Yummmmmmmm

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Showing more backward than the other wines this night from Burgundy; darker colored and fruit ed with more of the wild side with smoke, blackberry and currants, licorice and savory spice. Would love to see this in a few years time, great potential.

Showing more backward than the other wines this night from Burgundy; darker colored and fruit ed with more of the wild side with smoke, blackberry and currants, licorice and savory spice. Would love to see this in a few years time, great potential.

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2015
Longpre Marc

Longpre had this 5 years ago

Longpre had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Peter Chang

Needs a lot of air. Nose of sweet fruit and tea. Tannic, red fruit, tart. All there just needs time.

Needs a lot of air. Nose of sweet fruit and tea. Tannic, red fruit, tart. All there just needs time.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.2

One of my new favorite producers. Took some time to open and then, glorious. Tart, sappy red fruit mixed with peppery spices and just a touch of oak. So pure, minerally, I wish I had a case.

One of my new favorite producers. Took some time to open and then, glorious. Tart, sappy red fruit mixed with peppery spices and just a touch of oak. So pure, minerally, I wish I had a case.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014