From next vintage, Ch de Fuissé will finally be able to put ‘premier cru’ on the label of this wine. Le Clos, a 2.7 hectare monopole vineyard that lies just next to the Château, has been selected as one of the finest parcels in the appellation and deserving of this historic upgrade. The oldest vines here were planted in 1929, and the youngest in 1984. There is such a chiselled intensity in this wine, with smoky tension, and a subtle anise lift on the nose. The palate is precise, energetic and persistent. It is no surprise this will be upgraded to premier cru.
Elegant, cool and pretty aromas speak of discreet but not imperceptible wood, lemon zest, spice and plenty of floral elements. The racy, intense and beautifully well-delineated flavors possess good minerality and detail as well as very good power on the overtly saline-inflected finish. As is often the case, this appears to be the most complete wine in the range in 2019 and definitely one to consider.
Young 2023 - 2028
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Ready 2024 - 2031
Young 2025 - 2034
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