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Clos Fourtet 2017

$798 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $133 / Unit
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    The Sublime Mineral Elegance of a Grand Cru Classe from Saint-Emilion

    A Premier Grand Cru Classe B of Saint-Emilion, Clos Fourtet shines among the greatest references of the famous appellation of the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region.

    Since 2001, the passion and commitment of the Cuvelier family have given the vintages a very evident elegance and depth, along with a pure expression of the great limestone terroir.

    A vintage of contrasts and challenges, 2017 will be remembered for the episodes of frost that touched the vineyards of Bordeaux without sparing those of Clos Fourtet. The sacrifice of quantity however was not made at the price of quality and the close attention paid by the estate allowed for the creation of a beautiful Grand Vin.

    The experience and know-how of the technical teams, led by the talented Mathieu Cuvelier, made it possible to get the very best out of the most beautiful limestone parcels of the property.

    The blend is dominated by Merlot (86%), complemented by Cabernet Franc (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (4%). The Clos Fourtet 2017 offers the elegance and sublime minerality of wines from the greatest limestones terroirs.

    Beautiful and delicately polished, the aromatic bouquet exudes intense minerality, the typical footprint of limestone terroirs. Fragrances of flowers and dried herbs appear when the wine is swirled, while the fruit displays its brilliance and purity through notes of black cherry and blackberry. Truly elegant, this Cru delivers a structured palate of great precision. Fine, ripe tannins glide across the palate, extending into a lingering finish that retains a minerality with savory notes. A sublime expression of the great terroir of Saint-Emilion.

    Parker : 93+ / 100
    J. Suckling : 94 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Clos Fourtet is profoundly scented of baked blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and kirsch with hints of cedar chest, iron ore and tapenade plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with earthy/savory nuances, supported by finely grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and earthy. The blend is 90% Merlot,7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 16 months in french oak barrels, 60% new.
    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    15,5

    J. Suckling
    94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96

    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
    93+

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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