Clos Fourtet  2014 Front Label
Clos Fourtet  2014 Front Label

Clos Fourtet 2014

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Winemaker Notes

#62Wine SpectatorTop 100 of 2017

Blend: 89% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

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WS 95
Wine Spectator
A sleek, lean cat, with distilled currant and raspberry fruit that races from start to finish, maintaining tension throughout thanks to a riveting chalky spine. A light floral hint hangs in the background. Should develop into a perfumy beauty with time. Best from 2022 through 2035.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Ripe black-cherry aromas lead the nose of this wine that's fruity while having just enough structure to promise aging. It's fresh and crisp, with a cut of structure in the background. The aftertaste brings out a smokier, toasty character that does show its future maturation potential. Barrel Sample: 93-95
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Clos Fourtet has developed a very perfumed bouquet with pure black cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas that seem very precise and relatively sophisticated compared to its Saint Emilion peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and cranberry fruit, the tannins both fine but firm. This is a supremely well-focused Clos Fourtet, perhaps one that shows more restraint than previous vintages, yet there is genuine focus and intensity towards the almost piercing finish with vivid black, mineral-soaked fruit. This is a superb Clos Fourtet that transcends the promise from barrel.
WW 94
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One of my go-to Saint-Émilions from the great crus, the 2014 Clos Fourtet exemplifies how well the Right Bank displays its elegance. The wine offers loads of bright red and black fruit, with notes of earth, dust, and spice. This is one of the world's most serious wines and this vintage is nothing short of excellent. (Tasted: January 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
D 93
Decanter
Super wine. Lovely pitch of ripeness. Tiny berry fruit on the nose. Exquisite tannins and texture. Smooth, fine boned and fresh, the limestone terroir evident. Tannins abundant but finely etched. Long, persistent finish. Poised.
JS 93
James Suckling
The richness and decadence of this are so pretty. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Juicy and long. Flavorful. Needs time to soften. Austerity will turn to great beauty. Try in 2020.
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Clos Fourtet, France
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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 wine.

Clos Fourtet owes its fame to the Rulleau and Carles families. The latter were lords of Figeac. They were the first to grow vines on this barely arable land, which nevertheless has outstanding natural drainage. Clos Fourtet's old vines, perfectly balanced grape varieties, traditional winemaking methods backed up by the most modern techniques, and aging in new oak barrels in underground cellars complement all the gifts that nature has bestowed on this chateau.

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