Chateau Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion GCC 1er B 2011

Product Number: 12-83076

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Grape 85% Merlot,10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 93/100 This is another brilliant offering from Philippe Cuvelier, who has totally revolutionized the quality of this famous estate. The 2011 Clos Fourtet exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as beautiful notes of creme de cassis, blueberries and raspberries, a complete as well as layered mid-palate, sweet tannin, good acidity and a charming personality. This is a highly successful effort for the vintage. Consume it over the next 10-12 years. WS 93/100 Sleek, with wonderfully focused cassis, blackberry and plum fruit, layered seamlessly with polished tannins. Long and refined, revealing a buried minerality on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2026 NM 93-95/100 The Clos Fourtet 2011 has a lush nose of Tiptree strawberry jam, redcurrant, a touch of vanilla and boysenberry. It is nicely defined and quite feminine. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure on the entry and a fine, firm backbone that suggests this will be a long-term Clos Fourtet. I like the cohesion on this Saint Emilion, perhaps even a sense of restraint that is occasionally missing from the wines in their youth. It packs quite a punch on the finish with a firm grip on the off-dry finish. Excellent. Other Critic Score Gilbert & Gaillard : 96 /100 Wine Enthusiast : 95 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 91 /100 Decanter : 90 /100 James Suckling : 90 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 83 /100 Jancis Robinson : 16.5 /20
Rating RP:93 WS:93 WE:95



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