Château Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
    Château Clos Fourtet

    Château Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion,

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    Château Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1990

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1990
    ABV:
    13%
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2008 Clos Fourtet has a tightly wound bouquet with raspberry, cranberry and light tertiary aromas, a touch of bell pepper in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin. This Clos Fourtet boasts impressive body, almost sinewy in style, a backward 2008 Saint Émilion from Mathieu Cuvelier although I was smitten by its persistent spicy aftertaste. It clearly deserves a couple more years in bottle. One to watch carefully. (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual 10-Year On tasting.)
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2018

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château Clos Fourtet

    Château Clos Fourtet

    A recent addition to the 100 point club (the 2009); Clos Fourtet is situated on the limestone Cote to the west of the town of St Emilion. There are 19 hectares of vines and plantings are unsurprisingly dominated by Merlot (85%). The new wine-maker, Daniel Alard is ably assisted by consultant oenologist, Stephane Derenoncourt. The team are certainly enhancing the reputation of this estate and it now ranks amongst the most consistent and highest performing in the appellation.

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