clos fourtet premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93
WINE ENTHUSIAST
96

2017 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%.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Clos Fourtet is profoundly scented of baked blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and kirsch with hints of cedar chest, iron ore and tapenade plus a waft of smoked meats. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with earthy/savory nuances, supported by finely grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and earthy. The blend is 90% Merlot,7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 16 months in french oak barrels, 60% new. Rating: 93+

WINE ENTHUSIAST
96

Wine Enthusiast

This dark, smoky wine comes from a vineyard close to the walls of Saint-Emilion. The smokiness goes with the impressive core of dry tannins and concentrated structure that supports the rich blackberry flavors. The wine is going to age well; drink from 2024.

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

Very pure, with clearly defined plum, blackberry and black cherry preserve flavors gliding through, gently infused with anise and black tea details along the way. The fruit is so seductive you might miss the sneaky, graphite-edged grip that builds through the finish, promising solid cellaring potential. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038.