2018 Clos Fourtet Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé
Clos Fourtet is located right in front of the large church of Saint-Emilion. The terroir consists of a clay-loam soil with a lot of lime. Harvesting is done manually and as with all large houses, the first selection takes place in the vineyard. The Clos Fourtet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc and has been aged for 16 months in 60% new and 40% second year French oak barriques.
The Clos Fourtet is deep garnet purple, the Clos Fourtet 2018 is still youthful in its beginnings but with time it opens up with notes of blackberries, plums and wild blueberries plus notes of forest floor, lavender, baking herbs and potpourri. The palate is full-bodied and has an amazing texture of soft, soft tannins and a lot of freshness that ends long and fragrant with berries/spices and a bit of minerality.
The 2018 vintage is one of the highest rated vintages with 95-97 Parker points.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Château Clos Fourtet|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||96|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|