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%
    95/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Starts right out of the gate with fragrant white flowers, lime zest freshness, scraping pumice stone limestone feel, strong Clos Fourtet character coming through, with cassis and black cherry fruits, a whirl of peony and iris flowers, inching forward step by step through the palate. Aged in 2% amphora, 45% new oak, with berries destemmed but uncrushed befpre fermenting. Stephane Derenoncourt consultant.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    92-94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Clos Fourtet was picked from September 14 to October 3 and aged in 40% new oak. The nose is very attractive and quite sensual in style with red cherries, crushed strawberries and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, fresh, focused, pure and quite linear on the finish. This is much more classically styled than the 2022, and it conveys tenderness and persistence. Superb.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

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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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