2021 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 96 JS 95 JD 95 VN 94 DC 93 JA 93 WA 92
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 94-96 points) Dark plums, chocolate, blackberries, espresso, smoke, and wet earth on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and silky and with a sweetness and energy to the red fruits with a touch of...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, December 2023

Lots of vibrant blue berries, black cherries, and violets followed by eucalyptus and vanilla beans with subtle black ink and stony mineral notes. Full-bodied, solid tannins with soft acidity. Wonderful frame and structure...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 93-95 points) Another terrific Saint-Emilion from the upper plateau, the 2021 Château Clos Fourtet is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Franc that's pulled from 70% of the total production. The soils...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2024

(94+ points) The 2021 Clos Fourtet is a dark, imposing wine. Blackberry, gravel, scorched earth, leather, incense and clove infuse the 2021 with tons of character. This is definitely a wine from a cold year—a year...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2022

A little high toned initially, the fruit is bright with good acidity but lacks a little density with slightly astringent tannins. It's polished though, there is a nice clarity to the strawberry and red cherry fruit but is...
JA 93

janeanson.com, April 2022

In years like 2021, you look to estates at the level of Clos Fourtet as ports in a storm, and this delivers, if not entirely escaping the influence of the vintage - a real sign of the issues, as this is such a brilliant...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 Clos Fourtet opens in the glass with notes of dark berries, plums, spices and subtle hints of smoked meats and toasty oak. Medium-bodied, fleshy and ample, with powdery tannins that assert themselves on the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

The 2021 Clos Fourtet is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and refinement, showcasing the exceptional quality of the vintage. With a deep, ruby-red color, it captivates the eye and invites you to indulge in its sensory delights.

On the nose, the 2021 Clos Fourtet reveals enticing aromas of wild berries and plums, complemented by hints of black truffle, violets, potpourri, and dark chocolate. These complex and alluring scents create an intriguing bouquet that promises a remarkable tasting experience.

Medium to full-bodied, this wine envelops the palate with its supple texture and lively character. The beautifully refined tannins add structure and depth, while the bright acids provide freshness and balance. The finish is long and sapid, leaving a lasting impression on the taste buds.

The 2021 Clos Fourtet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc. The harvest for this wine lasted until October 15, resulting in an exceptional depth and plenitude rarely seen in the vintage. The meticulous winemaking process and careful selection of grapes have truly paid off in creating a wine of exceptional quality.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points, praising its inviting aromas, supple texture, and refined tannins. Other critics, such as Jane Anson, Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, James Suckling, Vinous, and Decanter, also lauded the 2021 Clos Fourtet for its finesse, salinity, freshness, and excellent length.

This wine is destined for greatness and will only improve with age. It is recommended to drink from 2024 to 2049 to fully appreciate its evolution and complexity. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2021 Clos Fourtet is a true gem from the Bordeaux region that should not be missed by wine enthusiasts seeking the best of the best.