Clos Fourtet is a continuing success. This 2011 is both rich and seriously structured. Ripe, with a mineral character, it starts firm and then shows generous blackberry fruits. Still young, it should not be drunk before 2018.
This is another brilliant offering from Philippe Cuvelier, who has totally revolutionized the quality of this famous estate. The 2011 Clos Fourtet exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as beautiful notes of creme de cassis, blueberries and raspberries, a complete as well as layered mid-palate, sweet tannin, good acidity and a charming personality. This is a highly successful effort for the vintage. Consume it over the next 10-12 years.
Sleek, with wonderfully focused cassis, blackberry and plum fruit, layered seamlessly with polished tannins. Long and refined, revealing a buried minerality on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2026. 3,750 cases made.
A solid wine with berry and chocolate character. Full body, polished tannins. Needs time to come together. Better in 2017.
Fragrant with red and dark fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Deep and cool on the palate, more fluid than many, the tannins already yielding. Juicy and lively overall. Moderate length. Julia Harding M
The wine is tight at the moment, with elements of minerality, plum and fennel that barely poke through. There is good concentration, but the soft, blackberry finished is marred by hints of dry tannins.by jeff leve 2014
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