2003 Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion
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23 Ratings
2003 Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) This 2011 is both rich and seriously structured. Ripe, with a mineral character, it starts firm and then shows generous blackberry fruits.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Medium ruby-red. Nose initially juxtaposed inky and medicinal notes with a slightly stewy aspect but grew riper and plummier with aeration. Offers good volume and richness in the mouth, with flavors o...

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    Drink 2008-2026. Parker 94: "This estate has come back strongly under new ownership, and the quality of the wines now exhibits the tremendous potential of this extraordinary terroir on the limestone plateau just outside the walls of St.-Emilion. Sampled three times from bottle, the 2003 Clos Fourtet is the finest wine I have ever tasted from this estate. Made in a full-bodied, extravagantly rich style, it is just beginning to close down, but it is easy to see the layers of concentrated black cherry, plum, and licorice-infused fruit. There is also a subtle hint of charcoal as well as loads of mineral, flower, blackberry, and creme de cassis characteristics. This full-flavored, opulent, glycerin-filled 2003 offers impressive richness, silky tannin, and a long, 45+ second finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink well for two decades or more."

    over 3 years
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    from wells street

    over 3 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 4/06.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.