2019 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

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.

Critic score
95.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£85.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£512.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    15%
2019 Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
95—96/100

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.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(95—97)/100

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