2016 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
5 available
£102.80

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2037
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Very sweet nose. Something a little dead about this sample. Not enough freshness. Smooth tannins but just a bit of lack of life on the mid palate. Obviously ambitious. I'd love to taste another sample. A saliva-sucker.

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (July 2017)
16.5/20

This is a solid and structured 2016 with fabulous density and freshness. Full-bodied yet vibrant and exciting. Wow. We will see.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
95—96/100