2016 Château Clos Fourtet

$129.99

12 in stock

750 ml

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Ratings: AG-97  NM 95-97  WE 95-97  DC-96  JS 95-96  WS-95

 

Size: 750 ml

12 in stock

Description

97   Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2016 Clos Fourtet is vivid, explosive and simply captivating. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, spice and white flowers are all vivid in the glass, but it is the wine’s silky, seamless personality that elevates it into a place among the wines of the vintage. In 2016, Clos Fourtet is stunningly beautiful and utterly compelling. This is a tremendous showing from proprietor Matthieu Cuvelier and consulting winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt.” (1/2019)

95-97  Neal Martin
“The 2016 Clos Fourtet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. It has a generous, well defined licorice-tinged fruit that is very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, blackberry and boysenberry fruit with that salted licorice theme continuing. This Clos Fourtet has impressive concentration, yet there is real elegance and persistence, fanning out wonderfully towards the finish. Mathieu Cuvelier has overseen another outstanding Clos Fourtet. Tasted twice, with a second bottle demonstrating a tad more backbone but equally admirable.” (4/2017)

95-97  Wine Enthusiast
“This wine is full of ripe fruit, starting on the nose and following through to the structured palate. It’s an imposing wine from an estate that seems at the top of its form. It should age well for many years.” (4/2017)

96  Decanter
“This showcases why Clos Fourtet is such a confident, powerful wine. It gets the balance right between the sappy, saline quality of its limestone terroir and yet reflects the ripeness and flashiness of Merlot that makes St-Émilion such a well loved appellation. Excellent, serious quality, cerebral but sexy.” (4/2017) Jane Anson

95-96  James Suckling
“This is a solid and structured 2016 with fabulous density and freshness. Full-bodied yet vibrant and exciting. Wow. We will see.” (4/2017)

95  Wine Spectator
“Lively, with a juicy, mouthfilling mix of loganberry, black currant and bramble flavors pumping through, laced liberally with licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes. Tobacco and savory accents provide detail, while a beautifully fine chalky thread adds length.” (3/2019) James Molesworth

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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