2015 Clos Fourtet Closerie de Fourtet

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 88
VN 88

Vinous, February 2018

The 2015 La Closerie de Fourtet is silky, perfumed and quite pretty. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, dried cherry and mint grace this second wine of Clos Fourtet.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Clos Fourtet Closerie de Fourtet is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true gem, exuding elegance and finesse in every sip.

In the glass, this wine showcases a deep, rich red color with a hint of purple at the core and a light ruby rim. Its appearance alone promises a wine of great depth and complexity. The nose is equally enticing, with aromas of dark purple and black fruits taking center stage. These are complemented by more subtle notes of saddle leather, pencil shavings, and a touch of mint. It is a symphony of scents that captivate the senses and set the stage for what is to come.

On the palate, the 2015 Clos Fourtet Closerie de Fourtet truly shines. It is sleek and polished, with a velvety texture that caresses the tongue. The fine, almost silky, tannins provide a luxurious mouthfeel, while a core of bright acidity keeps the wine lively and vibrant. The dark fruit flavors are well-balanced and harmonious, delivering a delightful combination of sweetness and complexity. The finish is long and lifting, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate.

The wine has received high praise from critics as well. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 88, describing it as silky, perfumed, and pretty. The reviewer noted the presence of sweet red cherry, tobacco, dried cherry, and mint flavors, further highlighting the wine's elegance. Alex Shaw of JJ Buckley also lauded this wine, giving it a score of 91. He commended its accessibility, sleekness, and fine tannins, while also emphasizing its excellent value in the much-lauded 2015 vintage.

The 2015 Clos Fourtet Closerie de Fourtet is a wine that epitomizes the essence of Bordeaux. It is a true testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the Clos Fourtet winery. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a decadent meal, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.