Clos Fourtet 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $85.00
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The 2005 vintage is available for: $225.00
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Item No. 90682
  • RP94
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP93
  • 2006
  • WE92
  • RP91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The Clos Fourtet displays a dense, deep colour for the vintage. Its distinguishing feature is its rare aromatic precision with a nose of black cherries, blackberry liqueur and liquorice subtly mingling with notes of violets. Full and fleshy in the attack on the palate, it develops gently and sensually. The acidity is low. The tannins are dense and silky, and the lingering finish is fresh with mineral notes coming through.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
94 Points

Learn About Clos Fourtet Map ItMap It

Saint-Emilion's limestone plateau produces some of the appellations's most illustrious wines, and Clos Fourtet has an enviable location there. The 20 hectares of vines are situauted around a stately manor house built just before the French Revolution. This is on the very outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. The chateau's underground cellars are perfect for aging...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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