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Clos Fourtet 2016

Clos Fourtet

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 97.0

A Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Clos Fourtet is placed just on the entrance to Saint-Émilion and boasts some of the most extensive underground cellars in the region. Under the guise of Pierre Lurton, Fourtet’s reputation really began to shine. Lurton eventually left to become winemaker at Cheval Blanc and was replaced by Daniel Alard, who continued to develop Fourtet’s reputation for creating delicious wines. Located on the Saint-Martin plateau, the estate’s 19 hectares of vineyard are planted with Merlot (c.72%), Cabernet Franc (c.22%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (c.6%). The final blend is aged in 60-70% new oak barriques for 18 months.



Neal Martin

The 2016 Clos Fourtet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. It has a generous, well defined licorice-tinged fruit that is very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, blackberry and boysenberry fruit with that salted licorice theme continuing. This Clos Fourtet has impressive concentration, yet there is real elegance and persistence, fanning out wonderfully towards the finish. Mathieu Cuvelier has overseen another outstanding Clos Fourtet. Tasted twice, with a second bottle demonstrating a tad more backbone but equally admirable.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Clos Fourtet 2016 is blended from 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc and has a deep garnet color, with a touch of purple. The nose is shut down initially, soon unfurling to offer up notes of plum preserves, boysenberries and fruitcake, plus wafts of Indian spices, dusty soil, and garrigue. Full-bodied, the palate is super-rich, jam-packed with black fruits and exotic spice layers, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length.


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