Clos Fourtet 2023

Clos Fourtet 2023

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87% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Clos Fourtet is a prestigious estate located in the Saint-Émilion appellation on Bordeaux's Right Bank. Spanning 20 hectares, this historic vineyard is celebrated for producing wines of exceptional quality and complexity. The vineyards are predominantly planted with Merlot, complemented by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, thriving in the limestone and clay soils of the region.

James Suckling: 97-98/100
This is so full of energy. It’s full-bodied with electrified tannins and a long, long finish. So polish and focus here with exquisite balance and length.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Independent: 95-97/100
The 2023 Clos Fourtet is deep garnet-purple in color. It requires quite a lot of swirling to coax out fragrant notes of redcurrant jelly, kirsch, wild blueberries, and violets followed by hints of cinnamon stick, star anise, cumin seed, and fallen leaves. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers intense, vibrant red berry and baking spice flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and jaw-dropping tension, finishing with great length and poise. This is a real head-turner. The blend is 87% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with pH 3.50. 

Jane Anson: 95/100

Starts right out of the gate with fragrant white flowers, lime zest freshness, scraping pumice stone limestone feel, strong Clos Fourtet character coming through, with cassis and black cherry fruits, a whirl of peony and iris flowers, inching forward step by step through the palate.

William Kelley - Wine Advocate: 94-96/100
The 2023 Clos Fourtet is especially suave and refined this year, wafting from the glass with deep aromas of red berries, licorice, violets and pencil shavings, framed by a nicely integrated patina of new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a velvety attack that segues into a bright, precise mid-palate, it's pure and lively, concluding with a mineral finish.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous: 94-96/100

The 2023 Clos Fourtet is pure class. Elegant and soaring, the 2023 offers up an exciting mélange of dark-toned fruit, leather, incense, dried herbs, pencil shavings and crushed rocks. Beams of supporting limestone-infused tannin and acid give Clos Fourtet is super-distinctive feel. The long, enduring finish is a thing of beauty. Clos Fourtet remains a benchmark example of wines from Saint-Émilion's famed limestone plateau.