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Clos Fourtet 2016

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Clos Fourtet 2016 : a Saint-Émilion that is dense on the palate

Clos Fourtet 2016 is a 1st Classified Growth B of Saint-Émilion. This red wine comes from a vineyard of 20 hectares aged 29 years on average. The vines are planted on clay-limestone soils. The wine is matured in barrels for 15 months, with a proportion of 60% new barrels. Le Clos Fourtet 2016 consists of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.

The grapes were harvested during a magnificent end of season - under conditions that allowed for complete and ideal grape maturity - between the 4th and 20th of October.

With a deep garnet-red color and ruby-like reflections, Clos Fourtet 2016 develops an intense nose, with floral (violet), fruity (cassis) and cigar box aromas. Even and dense on the palate, the wine presents a coated tannic texture, revealing itself to be unctuous and complex. Then, thanks to the minerality of the soil, the wine offers great complexity. The finish reveals a great length thanks to tasty touches of black fruits, peppermint and an incredible aromatic persistence.

Parker : 95 / 100
J. Suckling : 97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Clos Fourtet is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal notions of warm black cherries, crème de cassis, blackberry compote and dark chocolate with hints of garrigue, bay leaves and cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm yet beautifully ripe frame of fine-grained tannins with a lively line lifting the concentrated, multilayered fruit to a long finish.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17,5

J. Suckling
97

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Clos Fourtet

Classification
1er grand cru classé "B"

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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