The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
Very dense wine, the dusty tannins floating through the black plum flavors. It's rich, concentrated, complex, with a great depth of flavor. This will always be powerful, while already balanced. Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points
Located in the medieval section of Saint-Emilion, Clos Fourtet is a Merlot-dominant estate of Premier Grand Cru Classe. Their wine is known to be complex with layered notes of elegant ripe berry fruit. Founded in the 18th Century, Clos Fourtet was referred to as Camp Fourtet or Camfourtet in the Middle Ages, and was a fort built to protect the town of Saint-Emilion. With several changes of ownership throughout the centuries, the estate landed in the hands of the Cuvelier family, owners of Chateau Poujeaux in Moulis-en-Medoc, in 2001. Their 50-acre vineyard is planted to mostly Merlot with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc on the clay limestone soils. Along with their critic-pleasing grand vin, the estate releases La Closerie de Fourtet as a third of their production with more economical pricing.
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