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Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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

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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 6 years
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    from wells street

    about 6 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006. ($60-$75) Dark red. Explosive aromas of currant and plum jam, game and leather. Downright velvety in the mouth, with compelling sweetness of fruit and pliancy of texture. The ripe plummy flavor is joined by chocolate and leather on the fairly tannic finish. Approachable already, this should gain in complexity with another few years of bottle aging.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 4/06.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.