“Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort.” Robert Parker, 98 points, 29/06/2015
2005 Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B 12x75cl
£1,475 / Case£122.92 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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The Wine Independent 99
“The 2005 Clos Fourtet is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-brick in color, it offers a spectacularly complex and perfumed nose of red roses, star anise, kirsch, and eucalyptus with a core of plum preserves and baked blackberries, plus a touch of tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and fantastically concentrated, it has a firm frame of ripe rounded tannins and seamless freshness, delivering a long and fragrant finish. Just starting to enter its drinking window, this opulent beauty can be enjoyed over the next 20+ years. Most of Clos Fourtet’s vines are situated very close to the town of Saint-Emilion, on the limestone plateau. The estate belongs to the Cuvelier family, who purchased the property in 2000 and have conducted extensive replanting.” [20/07/2022]
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042
Jeff Leve 97
“It’s the razor blade of crushed limestone that runs down the middle of your palate that grabs your attention. From there, I headed back to the nose due to its floral, dark cocoa, red fruit, crushed rock, and licorice. Deep in color, from the looks of it, you could easily confuse this with the 2015. Concentrated, opulent, dense and elegant, the sexy, vibrant, red fruit and flower-filled finish tastes and feels great. Give this 2 hours in the decanter or wait 5 years and it is going to be a cellar treasure!” [15/02/2020]
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Robert Parker 98
“Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort.” [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 29/06/2015]
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040
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