2014 clos fourtet premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru
Why We're Buying
Smooth and seductive. Those are the calling cards of Clos Fourtet (St. Émilion Grand Cru Classé B). The Right Bank winery consistently captures the potential of its terroir with wines that reveal themselves with time. In 2020, Clos Fourtet appreciated 11.6%.
A sleek, lean cat, with distilled currant and raspberry fruit that races from start to finish, maintaining tension throughout thanks to a riveting chalky spine. A light floral hint hangs in the background. Should develop into a perfumy beauty with time. Best from 2022 through 2035.
Ripe black-cherry aromas lead the nose of this wine that's fruity while having just enough structure to promise aging. It's fresh and crisp, with a cut of structure in the background. The aftertaste brings out a smokier, toasty character that does show its future maturation potential. Barrel Sample: 93-95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Clos Fourtet has developed a very perfumed bouquet with pure black cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas that seem very precise and relatively sophisticated compared to its Saint Emilion peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and cranberry fruit, the tannins both fine but firm. This is a supremely well-focused Clos Fourtet, perhaps one that shows more restraint than previous vintages, yet there is genuine focus and intensity towards the almost piercing finish with vivid black, mineral-soaked fruit. This is a superb Clos Fourtet that transcends the promise from barrel.