2018 Clos Fourtet Clos Fourtet
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • WS 99
  • JL 98
  • JS 97
  • WE 97
  • WA 97
  • DC 97
  • JD 97
  • VN 95

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Reg: $595.00

$525.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 9 btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

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WS 99
Wine Spectator, January 2019
(96-99 points) Dark plum and boysenberry fruit is laced with tobacco and chalk notes, while the fleshy grip slowly builds through the finish. This is seriously long, and though the fruit is gorgeous, the minerality steals... expand (96-99 points) Dark plum and boysenberry fruit is laced with tobacco and chalk notes, while the fleshy grip slowly builds through the finish. This is seriously long, and though the fruit is gorgeous, the minerality steals the show in the end. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. collapse
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
(96-98) Inky in color, the wine is almost opaque. The fruits are ripe, dark and deep. There is a touch of fig, black cherry, dark chocolate, flowers and licorice. Full-bodied, concentrated, intense, dense and yet with... expand (96-98) Inky in color, the wine is almost opaque. The fruits are ripe, dark and deep. There is a touch of fig, black cherry, dark chocolate, flowers and licorice. Full-bodied, concentrated, intense, dense and yet with ample lift keeping the wine energized on your palate. The finish hangs in there with multiple shadings of ready pit fruits, luscious textures and purity. The yields are quite small for 2018 at only 33 hectoliters per hectare. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Clos%20Fourtet collapse
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(96-97) This is one of the best wines I have had from here. Full-bodied yet focused and super dynamic. Tight and linear with fantastic length and energy at the end. Exciting.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(95–97) Barrel Sample. This is a beautifully structured wine with smooth tannins and supple acidity. Its hidden power is masked by the vivid Merlot fruit. With the fresh acidity and the fine tannins, this is a wine that... expand (95–97) Barrel Sample. This is a beautifully structured wine with smooth tannins and supple acidity. Its hidden power is masked by the vivid Merlot fruit. With the fresh acidity and the fine tannins, this is a wine that will age well. collapse
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(95 - 97) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Clos Fourtet is a little youthfully mute to begin. With coaxing, it opens out to notes of crushed blackberries, warm black plums and wild blueberries plus suggestions of... expand (95 - 97) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Clos Fourtet is a little youthfully mute to begin. With coaxing, it opens out to notes of crushed blackberries, warm black plums and wild blueberries plus suggestions of forest floor, lavender, baking spices and potpourri. Full-bodied, the palate has an amazing texture of soft, plush tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the layer upon layer of berries and spices, finishing long and fragrant. Total time in barrel should run 16 months in 60% new and 40% one-year old barriques. The blend is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc. collapse
DC 97
Decanter, April 2019
Easily as good as the 2015 at this estate, the 2018 may even prove to be better after some ageing. There is depth and concentration to the berry fruits, but also a fine quality to the tannins and a softness overall that... expand Easily as good as the 2015 at this estate, the 2018 may even prove to be better after some ageing. There is depth and concentration to the berry fruits, but also a fine quality to the tannins and a softness overall that suggests nothing was pushed, that all of this power is simply what was naturally given by the vintage. It's very good quality, true to the confidence of the estate, pulsating with rich raspberry and damson notes and playing between a seductive gourmet edge and maintaining its limestone freshness. I have enjoyed a number of older vintages of this wine recently, and I feel pretty sure that this will grow into one of those wines that you are so happy to open after a few decades of ageing. 33hl/ha yield. 60% new oak. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/clos-fourtet-st-emilion-1er-grand-cru-classe-b-2018-29428#82i0weuwrHfYiq4D.99 collapse
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(95-97) Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2018 Château Clos Fourtet is a beauty, offering a ripe, powerful style in its crème de cassis, spice box, liquid rock, and incense aromas and flavors. Checking in as a blend... expand (95-97) Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2018 Château Clos Fourtet is a beauty, offering a ripe, powerful style in its crème de cassis, spice box, liquid rock, and incense aromas and flavors. Checking in as a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon that will see 16 months in 60% new oak, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, loads of flesh, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It’s slightly more approachable and sexier than the Canon, which shares a similar terroir on the upper plateau, but it’s going to evolve beautifully for at least 20-25 years. It’s a beautiful wine very much in the style of the vintage. collapse
VN 95
Vinous, November 2019
(VN 93-95 points) The 2018 Clos Fourtet has a very pure and intense bouquet with ripe wild strawberry and raspberry aromas, the oak beautifully integrated, perhaps a little less flamboyant than recent vintages? The... expand (VN 93-95 points) The 2018 Clos Fourtet has a very pure and intense bouquet with ripe wild strawberry and raspberry aromas, the oak beautifully integrated, perhaps a little less flamboyant than recent vintages? The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, good acidity, fresh and vibrant with firm structure towards the truffle and black pepper tinged finish. This is a wonderful Clos Fourtet from the Cuvelier family. -- Neal Martin collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Closure Cork