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Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion Grand Cru Premier Grand Cru Classé B Existe En Caisse de 6btls Saint Emilion Grand Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 6 -Cabernet Franc 22 -Merlot 60 2006

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The 2006 is living up to all the promise we saw when tasted from cask inApril 2007. The château and vineyards lie over vast cellars cut intothe limestone and it is this ancient rock that imparts itself into the winewith its alluring, smokey nose which is followed by plenty of very precise,perfectly refined fruit. It really is a stylish wine of elegance, but withstructure too - and nothing has been stretched to achieve this. A slightlyhigher proportion of Merlot means this will be drinking sooner than somevintages, though 2011-2016 should see it at its best. (Tom Cave, Cellar Plan Manager - Oct 2008 UGC London Annual Tasting)<br/><br/>

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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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Member Reviews for Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion Grand Cru Premier Grand Cru Classé B Existe En Caisse de 6btls Saint Emilion Grand Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 6 -Cabernet Franc 22 -Merlot 60

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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3.50 5
01/27/2009

Smoke, animal and black cherry nose. Kirsch, smooth, elegant, but a bit light. Spice and tannin finish. Very young.


Snooth User: Matthieu
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3.50 5
09/13/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos Fourtet Saint Emilion Grand Cru Premier Grand Cru Classé B Existe En Caisse de 6btls Saint Emilion Grand Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 6 -Cabernet Franc 22 -Merlot 60

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

A blend of 80% Merlot and the rest equally split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this wine has a dense purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blackberry and blueberry fruits intermixed with acacia flowers, charcoal, and some subt... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Clos Fourtet 6000ml


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

Clos Fourtet has produced a succession of brilliant wines since 2003. While the 2006 may not equal the prodigious 2005, it possesses a dark ruby/purple hue as well as sweet notes of creme de cassis, s... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Clos Fourtet 6000ml


External Review
10/15/2009

Moderately dense mulberry red with a purple rim, Clos Fourtet '06 has a nose that is closed yet ultraclean and fresh. The taste is lovely, with pure red fruits, fresh and alive. The wine finishes with a very firm tannic grip. Tasted from barrel April '07. By early '09, Clos Fourtet boasts a stunning, expressive nose with nuances of red fruits and smoky, perfectly integrated oak. On the palate, it offers noteworthy harmony and balance, with fine-grained tannins adding definition. This is an excellent and classic St. Emilion. Robert Parker 91.


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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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The 2006 is living up to all the promise we saw when tasted from cask inApril 2007. The château and vineyards lie over vast cellars cut intothe limestone and it is this ancient rock that imparts itself into the winewith its alluring, smokey nose which is followed by plenty of very precise,perfectly refined fruit. It really is a stylish wine of elegance, but withstructure too - and nothing has been stretched to achieve this. A slightlyhigher proportion of Merlot means this will be drinking sooner than somevintages, though 2011-2016 should see it at its best. (Tom Cave, Cellar Plan Manager - Oct 2008 UGC London Annual Tasting)<br/><br/>

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