2020 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 98 VN 98 DC 97 JS 97 JA 97 JD 97 WE 96 WA 94 WS 94
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Scoring at the top of my range from my barrel scores, this is a majestic vintage for Clos Fourtet. With stunning levels of concentration, intensity, purity and sensuality, the wine paints your palate with layer after...
VN 98

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Clos Fourtet is a towering, statuesque beauty that captures all the personality and character of this site in a wine that marries vertical intensity, power and explosive energy. Black cherry, gravel, menthol...
DC 97

Decanter, April 2023

Gorgeous violet and blackberry aromas presage a palate with tannins at first creamy and enveloping but then powerful and structured. In the famous 2018-2019-2020 trio, this vintage gets my nod for the best wet stone...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Subtle aromas of orange peel, sweet tobacco and currants follow through to a medium body, fine tannin texture and a fresh finish. Extremely tight now, but persistent at the finish. Classy. Best of the triology. Drink...
JA 97

janeanson.com, December 2022

Wonderful limestone character, walking the tightrope of tannins, acidity and fruit, remains pretty austere even after ageing, and this is one to put away for another six or seven years. Serious and concentrated, with...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(97+ points) Much more closed and backward now from bottle, the 2020 Château Clos Fourtet is nevertheless a brilliant Saint-Emilion that ranks with the crème de la crème of the vintage. A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

This wine's structure is massive. Serious tannins are matched with generous black fruits. Acidity gives a succulent character at the back of all this dense texture. It's a wine to age. Drink from 2028. - Roger Voss
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Clos Fourtet offers up aromas of dark berries, plum preserves and pencil shavings framed by nicely integrated new oak. It is medium to full-bodied, with a rich core of ripe fruit that's framed by powdery...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Nicely rendered, this manages to belie the vintage's heat, with a focused and streamlined core of dark currant and blackberry fruit studded with licorice snap, violet, alder and tobacco notes along the way. Merlot...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Clos Fourtet, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in France. With its captivating label and rich red color, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication. Crafted by the renowned producer, Clos Fourtet, this vintage is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

Upon pouring, the aromas of dark berries, plum preserves, and pencil shavings immediately captivate the senses. As the wine breathes, these notes intertwine with the subtly integrated new oak, creating a harmonious bouquet that is both enticing and complex.

On the palate, the 2020 Clos Fourtet reveals its true character. Medium to full-bodied, it boasts a rich core of ripe fruit that is beautifully framed by powdery yet youthfully firm tannins. This wine showcases the limestone terroir of the region, which imparts a refreshing acidity, keeping the wine fresh and vibrant.

Highlighted by the warmth and sunshine of the vintage, the fruit flavors are marked by a sense of depth and intensity. Dark and brooding, this wine exudes flavors of liquorice, spice, and bramble fruits. Cool blueberries, pomegranates, and raspberries dance on the palate, while licks of wet stone and slate add a touch of complexity.

The 2020 Clos Fourtet has garnered high praise from esteemed wine critics. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 94, noting its concentrated fruit and firm tannins. Decanter was equally enamored, awarding it a stellar score of 97, praising its beautiful texture, grip, and length. James Suckling also recognized its potential, giving it a score of 97 and describing it as subtle, fresh, and classy.

This majestic vintage truly shines, with its stunning levels of concentration, intensity, purity, and sensuality. It paints the palate with layer after layer of black and red fruits, leaving a velvet-drenched finish that lingers and expands. Jeff Leve awarded it an exceptional score of 98, declaring it a clear standout.

The 2020 Clos Fourtet is a wine that demands attention. While it is already displaying its remarkable potential, it will benefit from further aging. Best enjoyed after 2027, this wine has the structure and balance to evolve for 30-40+ years in cold cellars, according to Jeb Dunnuck.

In conclusion, the 2020 Clos Fourtet is a wine of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Its elegance, complexity, and aging potential make it a true gem from the Bordeaux region. Whether enjoyed now or laid down for years to come, this wine is sure to impress and delight any wine enthusiast.