2010 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JL 96
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94
  • JS 94
  • NM 92
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2010 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full... The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JL 96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
With a clay and limestone terroir the vineyards are located close to the center of the St. Emilion village abutting Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot. From an assemblage of 87% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc the... With a clay and limestone terroir the vineyards are located close to the center of the St. Emilion village abutting Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot. From an assemblage of 87% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc the wine reached 14.5 alcohol. Intense aromas of jammy dark berries black licorice minerality and plum liqueur lead the way to a sexy opulent and multi-layered Bordeaux wine with waves of sweet rich juicy fruit. The long finish ends with a mouthful of rich licorice coated dark berries and cassis.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Very winey, with a saturated, sappy feel as kirsch, blackberry preserves and blueberry coulis notes tumble around, while the frame of charcoal, smoldering tobacco and licorice root keeps them penned together. The tannin... Very winey, with a saturated, sappy feel as kirsch, blackberry preserves and blueberry coulis notes tumble around, while the frame of charcoal, smoldering tobacco and licorice root keeps them penned together. The tannin structure is significant, but very refined, and that should carry this through extended cellaring while the aromatics and midpalate develop harmony. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Full medium ruby. Initially a bit stunted on the nose, hinting at blackberry, blueberry, leather and mocha, this opened spectacularly with air to reveal scents of strawberry, flowers and forest floor. Sweet, highly... Full medium ruby. Initially a bit stunted on the nose, hinting at blackberry, blueberry, leather and mocha, this opened spectacularly with air to reveal scents of strawberry, flowers and forest floor. Sweet, highly concentrated and deep, with very dark blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by cabernet franc hints of fresh herbs and licorice. Impressively dense, broad and full, but still a bit youthfully chunky. Finishes with serious but ripe tannins and outstanding length. This extremely impressive wine will need patience. 94+
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
This chunky, fruity wine is full bodied and rich. It shows all the structure and weight of the vintage allied to ripe black fruits and a dense texture edged with minerality. Still very firm and youthful, it will need many... This chunky, fruity wine is full bodied and rich. It shows all the structure and weight of the vintage allied to ripe black fruits and a dense texture edged with minerality. Still very firm and youthful, it will need many years to mature.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A beautiful wine with everything in the bottle. Blackberries minerals and blueberries. Full and silky. Long long finish.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Deep purple in colour the Clos Fourtet has a very opulent bouquet with lifted black fruits laced with liquorice and mint. The palate is full-bodied with a ripe oaky entry missing a little freshness at the moment though... Deep purple in colour the Clos Fourtet has a very opulent bouquet with lifted black fruits laced with liquorice and mint. The palate is full-bodied with a ripe oaky entry missing a little freshness at the moment though there is a pleasing linearity on the persistent finish. This will show much better in bottle.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Glowing dark crimson. Light, fine, refreshing liquorice notes. Real energy here. Very 2010 in its combination of ripe fruit and ripe tannin. By no means exaggerated. Very persistent. A hint of tar. Dry finish. 17.5/20
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Vineyards are planted to 85% merlot 5% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon on the thin clay and deep limestone plateau in the town of Saint Emilion. Net yields were 31 hls/ha. Aged in 60% new and 40% one-wine-old... Vineyards are planted to 85% merlot 5% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon on the thin clay and deep limestone plateau in the town of Saint Emilion. Net yields were 31 hls/ha. Aged in 60% new and 40% one-wine-old barrels. 14.5% alcohol. This is currently in a reserved and backward state with hints of deep earth and pepper spice on the nose. There's a touch of cherry-laced fruit on the narrow beam of the palate with a finish that is slightly tart and finely tannic. Needs at least six years to unfurl and will be best some 4-6 years later. Stéphane Derenoncourt consults here.