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Clos Fourtet Saint Émilion 2007

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"5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot. This has a lifted nose of black plum, raspberry jam, dates and macerated black cherries. Moderate definition. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins, very good weight, more masculine and a little drier than usual with a dense tannic finish. Hopefully barrel ageing with flesh the finish out. Backward and surly. Tasted April 2008...87-89" -Neal Martin WA 04/08

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Château Clos Fourtet:
The vineyards are located just outside the town of St Emilion, to the west, and just to the north of those of Chateau Canon; of the 20 hectare estate, 19 hectares are devoted to vines. They begin on the limestone plateau on which the town is situated, running away towards the first valleys which mark the descent down to the plain, to the west, where the soils are much less favourable. The Clos ... Read more
The vineyards are located just outside the town of St Emilion, to the west, and just to the north of those of Chateau Canon; of the 20 hectare estate, 19 hectares are devoted to vines. They begin on the limestone plateau on which the town is situated, running away towards the first valleys which mark the descent down to the plain, to the west, where the soils are much less favourable. The Clos Fourtet vines average 30 years of age, and undergo leaf thinning in June and August, and later a green harvest in order to maximise quality and reduce yields. Between the rows there is grass in order to increase competition for water in the superficial soil layers, thus forcing the vine roots deeper, and improving their capability to cope with hydric stress. Merlot dominates, at 85% of the vineyard, with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 10% and Cabernet Franc just 5%, all planted at a density of 6000 vines/ha. The fruit is harvested by hand into small crates to minimise damage, before fermentation on a plot-by-plot basis in temperature-controlled stainless steel equipment. The must is then macerated for thirty days before racking into barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, resting here for up to eighteen months, in 80-100% new oak, the balance (if not 100%) being second-year barrels. The grand vin that results, bottled unfiltered and lightly fined, is Clos Fourtet (about 5000 cases per annum), and since 1999 there has been a second wine Closerie de Fourtet (typically 2500 cases per annum). Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Clos Fourtet Saint Émilion

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,114
2.50 5
06/20/2010

Plummy on the nose with notes of cocoa, currant, and tomato adding complexity, some bitter dandelion stem and an almost foxy edge to the jelly like fruit sets this apart – very soft in the mouth, good fruit lacks some focus, broad but without a center, short finish, (83-84)


External Reviews for Clos Fourtet Saint Émilion

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. 27 year old vines planted in thin clay and deep limestone plateau. Hand harvested between Oct 3 and 12. 75% new oak. Black and ruby core with a bright pink rim. Bold herbal aromas over blackberry ... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Clos Fourtet 750ml


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Schwarz-Rubinrot. Aromen von schwarzen Beeren, Rosen, Veilchen und Bitterschokolade. Im Mund reife, eingekochte Brombeere, Schwarzkirsche und schwarze Johannisbeere, ein wenig Teer. Das Holz passt gut zur massiven Frucht.



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"5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot. This has a lifted nose of black plum, raspberry jam, dates and macerated black cherries. Moderate definition. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins, very good weight, more masculine and a little drier than usual with a dense tannic finish. Hopefully barrel ageing with flesh the finish out. Backward and surly. Tasted April 2008...87-89" -Neal Martin WA 04/08

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