Within sight of the entrance to St-Emilion, Clos Fourtet is a stunning right bank property. Right on the limestone plateau, with the extensive cellars to prove it, it’s a wine that matches verve and energy with real concentration. It’s a brilliant, classic St-Emilion, that’s compelling in 2019.
A beautiful core of ripe fruit in the center palate with deep, dark-chocolate undertones. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and ripe tannins. Flavorful finish.
The 2019 Clos Fourtet continues its strong run of form under the direction of Mathieu Cuvelier and his team. It sprints out of the blocks with intense blackberries, raspberry coulis, blood orange and crushed violet aromas, touches of iodine developing as it musters ever increasing delineation. The palate is medium-bodied but (as expected) contains more weight and girth compared to its peers. Firm grip, solid and yet graceful, there is a crescendo of flavours towards its heady, focused and very persistent finish. Wonderful salinity in the mouth, the aftertaste is one of the longest you will find on the Right Bank. Fabulous.
Mature 2007 - 2017
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Ready 2012 - 2030
Young 2023 - 2037