2017 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

There's a nice cool texture here, with limestone energy and unfurling fruit: raspberries, flowers and freshly-picked blackberries building to a saline finish.

Critic score
94.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Black core with purple rim. Sweet and a little charry on the nose. A little less fruit on the palate than I expected from the aroma. Tannins are chalky but hold a firm grip and this needs time. But there's fruit at the core.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
16/20

A very sexy young wine with a solid center palate and refined, integrated tannins. Medium body. Everything is in the right place.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(94—95)/100