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Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé B (OWC if 6 btls) 2009

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 14.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

L'un des bordeaux les plus raffinés et élégants, particulièrement charmeur, sapide et offrant un grain de tanin très fin. More info

The vines consist of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and produce a powerful, distinguished wine. Clos Fourtet's wines develop delightful aromas of red fruit; on the palate, they are well-structured and full-bodied, with an excellent capacity to age.

Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé B (OWC if 6 btls)serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Coq au vin, Filets de boeuf aux deux poivres, Volaille à l estragon.

Peak: Drink until 2060

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    "I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo!" Robert Parker

    Lot presentation
    Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé B (OWC if 6 btls)

    Cuvée presentation

    The vines consist of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and produce a powerful, distinguished wine. Clos Fourtet's wines develop delightful aromas of red fruit; on the palate, they are well-structured and full-bodied, with an excellent capacity to age.

    Information about domain Clos Fourtet

    Previously a fortified position that defended the village of Saint Emilion, Château Clos Fourtet is now a historic monument, still surrounded by walls. It has one of Saint Emilion's most remarkable cellars, hidden away in a series of underground chambers. For many years the property produced wines that did not express the full potential of the terroir. However, in 1998, thanks to the Lurton family, Clos de Fourtet's wines regained their true character. The property was bought by Philippe Cuvelier in 2001, the former boss of the Guilbert stationery and bookseller group. The consultant oenologist is Stéphane Derenoncourt.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé B
    • Producer/Owner: Philippe Cuvelier
    • Vintage: 2009
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2060
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 19
    • Volume: 80000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet franc
    Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé B (OWC if 6 btls)
    Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé B (OWC if 6 btls)

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