2009 Clos Fourtet



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£2,254.00
£1,128.00
£1,128.00 DP
£190.00
£190.00 DP
£1,286.00 DP

Average critic rating : 95.63 points

100

100

After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo!||From my barrel score of 95-98, I suppose I should have seen this perfect score coming, particularly considering what proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and estate manager Tony Ballu have accomplished over the last decade. This is one of the great terroirs of St.-Emilion, nearly 50 acres high on the clay beds and deep limestone plateau of the region, just a stone’s throw from the luxury hotel and restaurant Hostellerie de Plaisance. Yields were moderate at 34 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend is 88% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat unusual) and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 80% new oak. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

94

94

"A blend of 80% Merlot, 4% Cabernet France and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Clos Fourtet 2009 is typically rich and decadent on the nose with lush dark plum, mulberry and thickly layered blueberry jam on the nose. This is more hedonistic – especially when compared to the Cheval Blanc. The palate is sweet on the entry with saline tinged black fruit. It eases off in the middle as if to say: “That is quite enough for now”. Good density, but it will need several years as this wine seems to be meliorating in bottle. Less than 4,000 cases produced. Tasted December 2012."

94-97

94-97

Offers blueberry, currant, mineral and violet. Full-bodied, with big, juicy tannins and loads of fruit. Very concentrated and velvety, with a lovely texture

17.5

17.5

Very dark purple. Meaty, interesting nose with hints of treacle and liquorice. Thick and sweet at the start and then some real texture kicks in but it doesn’t seem overdone – just ambitious. The alcohol is, just, kept in check. If purple had a taste, this would be it. Quite racy and sinewy. Though you need to wait quite a while for this one... Sweet and juicy and round. Lots of body and fat here. Long. Pretty impressive. Very suave. Lots of glamour.



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