2009 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 99
  • WA 95
  • VN 95
  • WE 95
  • JS 94
  • DC 94
  • WS 93

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JL 99
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2018
With additional years of aging, this has exploded. The wine has dramatically much more weight, density, softness of tannins and length. The wine is opulent, showy, sexy and feels like crushed velvet on your palate. Layers... With additional years of aging, this has exploded. The wine has dramatically much more weight, density, softness of tannins and length. The wine is opulent, showy, sexy and feels like crushed velvet on your palate. Layers of perfectly ripe, dark red fruits, licorice, smoke, wet earth and black cherry coat your mouth and palate. The finish hangs in there for at least 50 seconds. With another 5-10 more years of bottle age, this will be screaming! Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2009&wine=Clos%20Fourtet
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
The 2009 Clos Fourtet is medium to deep garnet colored and opens on a medicinal/Band-Aid note, giving way to appealing baked red and black fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, tree bark, chargrill and a ferrous waft... The 2009 Clos Fourtet is medium to deep garnet colored and opens on a medicinal/Band-Aid note, giving way to appealing baked red and black fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, tree bark, chargrill and a ferrous waft. The palate is full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and plenty of muscular fruit, finishing earthy and just a little hard. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 95
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Clos Fourtet has a generous and opulent bouquet with red cherries, kirsch, fig and light mocha aromas that gently unfold, retaining admirable definition and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin... The 2009 Clos Fourtet has a generous and opulent bouquet with red cherries, kirsch, fig and light mocha aromas that gently unfold, retaining admirable definition and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, good structure. A more masculine, serious finish exerts impressive control. This is a classy Saint-Émilion with plenty of ageing potential. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
WE 95
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.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
Tons of black fruit, plenty of smoke and some balsamic character make a dramatic statement on the nose. On the palate there's rather sweet fruit at the front, then major tannins come through at the finish that still need... Tons of black fruit, plenty of smoke and some balsamic character make a dramatic statement on the nose. On the palate there's rather sweet fruit at the front, then major tannins come through at the finish that still need time to fully resolve. Better after 2022.
DC 94
Decanter, February 2019
A gorgeous wine, no question, with oak finessing on the nose alongside touches of smoked cloves. But on the palate, it's actually a little less precise than I expected, starting off well on the attack but not quite... A gorgeous wine, no question, with oak finessing on the nose alongside touches of smoked cloves. But on the palate, it's actually a little less precise than I expected, starting off well on the attack but not quite holding its frame. Power and finesse are evident, unfolding in the glass but not standing out as much as the last time I tried it a few years ago.
WS 93
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 grippy... 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
JJB 94
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 complexity... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork