Chateau Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion GCC 1er B 1996

Product Number: 12-83110

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APPELLATION / REGION Saint Emilion GCC 1er B
Grape 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Color red
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note RP 89-91/100 Backward and tannic, but still impressive, Clos Fourtet's 1996 displays a dense purple color that extends to the rim of the glass. The nose offers up sweet blackberry fruit intermixed with licorice and vanillin. Rich and impressive on the attack, the wine possesses medium body, potentially outstanding ripeness and extract, and admirable purity. However, the tannin is high, and the wine angular and tough-textured at present. This offering could go either way - developing the necessary equilibrium for an outstanding rating, or becoming more aggressively tannic and thus meriting a lower score. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018. WS 89/100 Blackberry, dark chocolate and cigar box aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. A lot of wood showing on the finish. But a very good wine.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2007. Other Critic Score Decanter : 93 /100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 88 /100
Rating RP:89-91   WS:89  JH:- WE:-
Size 75cl

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