ITEM 85608

2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion

$249.98

In stock

6

Wine Rating:

95WA 94V 93WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2009

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint emilion

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

The 2009 Clos Fourtet is medium to deep garnet colored and opens on a medicinal/Band-Aid note, giving way to appealing baked red and black fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, tree bark, chargrill and a ferrous waft. The palate is full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and plenty of muscular fruit, finishing earthy and just a little hard.

Review Date: 3/1/19

Vinous: 94 points

Bright, deep ruby. Slightly porty yet fresh on the hugely ripe nose, offering scents of medicinal cherry, minerals, licorice and roasted meat. Plush, seamless and wonderfully deep, with sexy sweetness leavening by strong minerality. One of the fullest and most mouthfilling wines of this fleshy vintage. Not hugely complex--in fact a bit youthfully monolithic today--but wonderfully dense wine with fully ripe, sweet tannins and superb persistence.

Review Date: 7/1/12

Wine Spectator: 93 points

Rather ripe, but nicely framed by singed apple wood, which keeps the core of damson plum, black currant and black cherry flavors at bay for now. Licorice root and black tea notes undercut the finish, which is on the grippy side. This opens steadily in the glass, too. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2027. 3,750 cases made.

Review Date: 3/1/12