Clos Fourtet Saint Émilion 2005

Clos Fourtet Saint Émilion 2005

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Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Emilion
Producer: Clos Fourtet
Alcohol: 14%

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Product Description

The first tastings have confirmed the complexity of this vintage. It has a very deep colour. This very powerful, sun-drenched wine expresses remarkably all the characteristics of the clay- limestone terroir and the climatic conditions of the vintage.

Wine Advocate

Clos Fourtet is on a roll, having produced a stunning wine in 2003, and an even more brilliant effort in 2005. Stephane Derenoncourt, the consulting oenologist, has plenty with which to work given the fact that this is a relatively large vineyard (50 acres) planted with 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. The inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 boasts an exceptional perfume of acacia flowers, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, graphite, scorched earth, and background oak. The wine possesses a full-bodied texture and abundant quantities of stunningly pure black fruits. The result is a sumptuous St.-Emilion of great concentration, intensity, and overall balance. This prodigious effort looks set for 25-30 years of evolution. Utterly awesome!

Score: 98, Robert Parker, April 2008

Wine Spectator

Black in color. Blackberry, licorice and brewed coffee aromas follow through to a full body, with a wonderful concentration of fruit, a great texture and polished, silky tannins. Goes on for minutes. Best after 2017.

Score: 95, James Suckling, March 31, 2008

Wine Enthusiast

A perfumed, sweet wine, immediately attractive. Behind this friendly exterior is a dark core of firm tannins, along with spice, blackberries, and new wood-not too much, just right. This chateau is firmly back on form.

Score: 94, Roger Voss, June 1, 2008

International Wine Cellar

Good deep red-ruby. Reduced nose offers redcurrant, plum, coffee and smoke. Sweet, lush and creamy on entry, then chewy and tactile if a bit closed in the middle, with suggestions of darker fruits and mocha. Impressively broad on the back, showing a serious wave of finishing fruit, but the tannins are a bit sullen today. Give this very lush, long wine at least seven or eight years of cellaring.

Score: 92, Stephen Tanzer, May 2008

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