A firm and silky wine with black berry and cherry. Tight and reserved. Not showing much but some pretty blackberry and hints of minerals. Chewy texture. Impressive wine for the tasting. Better in 2018.
The renaissance of Clos Fourtet continues, even in this difficult vintage. This wine has great fruit, layering black currant with berries. It's a precise wine, pointing up the structured tannins while leaving room for a juicy, fruity aftertaste. Drink from 2020.
This has lovely purity, with racy plum, red currant and raspberry fruit streaming along, carried by a fine chalky thread through the floral-edged finish. Very refined, with the minerality making this sneakily long. Best from 2017 through 2025. 1,667 cases made.
The 2013 Clos Fourtet clearly has one of the best aromatic profiles of 2013: clean and pure red cherries dallying with crushed strawberry fruit and dried fig that is a joy. The palate is lively on the entry with a keen line of acidity. There is a pleasant edginess from start to finish and it displays admirable precision if not immense depth on the finish. This is an early-drinking Clos Fourtet, one that is well made by Mathieu Cuvelier and this team. This is recommended.
Subtle, ethereal scent. Likewise, the palate is subtle to the point of transparency. There's a pleasant bite to the tannin but the flavour range is very closed indeed. Richard Hemming MW