Clos Fourtet 2010 is a "dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied" wine and whose score increased from 95-97 to 98. A blend of a blend of 87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc this wine has "abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine's somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU CLOS FOURTET 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE|
|Classification||1er grand cru classe B|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 95
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc