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2009 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • WE95
  • ST94
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • JR
  • CH

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet... After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo!
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Elegant as well as rich, this is a beautiful wine. It has great depth of flavor, the sweetest fruit, deliciously ripe. At the same time, the tannins are an underlying sustenance to the impressive ageworthiness.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
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... 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.
JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2011
Lots of wet earth and minerals on the nose with hints of sliced meat. Dark fruits galore. Full bodied, with a beautiful velvety texture and a juicy and delicious finish. Try after 2017. 94+
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
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... 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. -JM
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, March 2012
Very sweet and luscious. A little treacly. Sweet and polished and opulent. Open and beguiling. There is enough lift and refreshment on the finish, which is still a bit dry. 18.5/20
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2012
85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc. Opaque at the core with thin purple rim, intense fruit aromas dominate the nose. Herbal notes emerge with air, while dark fruit is just starting to show some... 85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc. Opaque at the core with thin purple rim, intense fruit aromas dominate the nose. Herbal notes emerge with air, while dark fruit is just starting to show some complexity. There is more to this wine on the palate, with broadly textured dark fruit making a statement. Almost a caricature of the vintage, with big and ripe, yet somewhat straightforward, fruit flavors buttressed by a firm finish with hints of drying tannins. Drinkable now for its forward flavors, this will be best over the next 20 years.

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