2012 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • AG 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 92
  • IWC 92
  • CG 91

Reviews for 2012 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
Having just had the 2003 and 2005 from my cellar, I can attest to the magnificent turnaround in quality this famous estate on the eastern side of St.-Emilion has achieved. All of it is attributable to its dynamic... Having just had the 2003 and 2005 from my cellar, I can attest to the magnificent turnaround in quality this famous estate on the eastern side of St.-Emilion has achieved. All of it is attributable to its dynamic proprietor, Philippe Cuvelier. The 2012 Clos Fourtet (usually 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) has beautiful blackberry and blueberry fruit and an inky purple color. With flawless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning richness, this is impressive and certainly one of the vintage's top wines. It should evolve beautifully for 15-20 years, and be drinkable in 3-4. Yields were a modest 32 hectoliters per hectare with the alcohol at 14%. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
(WE93-95 points) Barrel sample. Powerful and concentrated, this is a firmly textured wine with a dark, solid, dense character. The palate balances fine acidity and fruit with a dark, brooding structure.
AG 95
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Clos Fourtet is deep, fleshy and quite seductive. Sweet red cherry, plum, dried flowers, sage and rosemary flesh out in a pretty, gracious Clos Fourtet that offers lovely balance to match its mid-weight... The 2012 Clos Fourtet is deep, fleshy and quite seductive. Sweet red cherry, plum, dried flowers, sage and rosemary flesh out in a pretty, gracious Clos Fourtet that offers lovely balance to match its mid-weight, restrained personality. This is a lovely showing, and a wine that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2012 preserves lovely freshness, but it should also drink well with minimal cellaring. There is plenty to admire, that much is sure. The 2012 is 86% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc that spent 18 months in French oak, 60% new.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
Gorgeous, with a pure, unadorned violet aroma giving way to very ripe and stylish plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit. Offers a suave mouthfeel. Best from 2017 through 2030. — J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
A silky and shy red with blueberry and bramble berry character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. It grows on the palate. Lovely tannin texture. Better in 2016.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2013
(IWC90-92 points) Ruby-red. Expressive aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate and sexy oak. Lush on entry, then rich, vinous and deep, displaying very good balance and rich dark fruit and herb flavors. Finishes with serious... (IWC90-92 points) Ruby-red. Expressive aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate and sexy oak. Lush on entry, then rich, vinous and deep, displaying very good balance and rich dark fruit and herb flavors. Finishes with serious but even tannins and very good persistence. This brooding wine has real potential in the context of a tough vintage. - Ian D'Agata
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Clos Fourtet has been on a clear upswing in recent years, and this latest effort is indelibly marked by the very strong sense of deeply extracted, optimally ripened, blackcurrant fruit that has become a hallmark of... Clos Fourtet has been on a clear upswing in recent years, and this latest effort is indelibly marked by the very strong sense of deeply extracted, optimally ripened, blackcurrant fruit that has become a hallmark of the property. Although a relatively forward wine in many respects, it is most definitely built with keeping in mind, and it has the structure, the stuffing and the tannic solidity to effortlessly grow well past its tenth birthday and easily last for ten more after that.