2011 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WE 96
  • NM 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • VN 91

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Reg: $1,150.00

$925.00

In Stock: 4 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
A finely balanced wine-its immense tannins are mitigated by the fruit and dark chocolate flavors. It finishes with a hint of smoky wood. - R.V.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Clos Fourtet 2011 has a lush nose of Tiptree strawberry jam redcurrant a touch of vanilla and boysenberry. It is nicely defined and quite feminine. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure on the entry and a... expand The Clos Fourtet 2011 has a lush nose of Tiptree strawberry jam redcurrant a touch of vanilla and boysenberry. It is nicely defined and quite feminine. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure on the entry and a fine firm backbone that suggests this will be a long-term Clos Fourtet. I like the cohesion on this Saint Emilion perhaps even a sense of restraint that is occasionally missing from the wines in their youth. It packs quite a punch on the finish with a firm grip on the off-dry finish. Excellent. Tasted April 2012. collapse
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
Clos Fourtet is a continuing success. This 2011 is both rich and seriously structured. Ripe, with a mineral character, it starts firm and then shows generous blackberry fruits. Still young, it should not be drunk before 2018.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, October 2012
Starts slowly with modest dark plum and blackberry fruit but then the acidity kicks in and takes the fleshy core and bouncy side notes through the lengthy finish which has a lovely echo of raspberry. -JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This is another brilliant offering from Philippe Cuvelier, who has totally revolutionized the quality of this famous estate. The 2011 Clos Fourtet exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as beautiful notes of creme de... expand This is another brilliant offering from Philippe Cuvelier, who has totally revolutionized the quality of this famous estate. The 2011 Clos Fourtet exhibits a dense blue/purple color as well as beautiful notes of creme de cassis, blueberries and raspberries, a complete as well as layered mid-palate, sweet tannin, good acidity and a charming personality. This is a highly successful effort for the vintage. Consume it over the next 10-12 years. - Robert Parker collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2014
Sleek, with wonderfully focused cassis, blackberry and plum fruit, layered seamlessly with polished tannins. Long and refined, revealing a buried minerality on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2026. – JM
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, April 2012
A wine with super fine tannins and a wonderful depth of fruit for the vintage. Very polished and gorgeous. Full-bodied yet lovely for the year. :-)
VN 91
Vinous, July 2014
91+ Bright, deep ruby. Black cherry, blackcurrant, road tar, espresso and exotic oak spices on the brooding nose. Enters the mouth supple and pliant, with dark cherry and sweet spice flavors, but a strong tannic core... expand 91+ Bright, deep ruby. Black cherry, blackcurrant, road tar, espresso and exotic oak spices on the brooding nose. Enters the mouth supple and pliant, with dark cherry and sweet spice flavors, but a strong tannic core gives the wine considerable structure and weight. Sound acidity lifts the cocoa note on the long back end, with the new oak sweetening but not overwhelming the wine's fruit. Needs time. Stephane Derenoncourt began collaborating here in 2001 ("I should probably have cut back on the use of new oak sooner," he admitted), and he's very happy with the 2011. -- Ian D'Agata collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2011
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork