Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.328 ratings
9.57 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.7

The 2005 Clos Fourtet is a dramatic, sweeping Saint-Émilion endowed with tremendous depth and unctuous intensity. Dark cherry, plum, cedar, tobacco and woodsmoke build as this rapturous, deeply textured wine shows off its allure. Silky, plush and wonderfully expressive, Clos Fourtet is fabulous in 2005. Bright saline notes, that are such a signature of Saint-Émilion's plateau, balance all of the natural richness of the year. Readers lucky enough to own it can look forward to another several decades of exceptional drinking. This is a superb effort from the Cuvelier family. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 Clos Fourtet is a dramatic, sweeping Saint-Émilion endowed with tremendous depth and unctuous intensity. Dark cherry, plum, cedar, tobacco and woodsmoke build as this rapturous, deeply textured wine shows off its allure. Silky, plush and wonderfully expressive, Clos Fourtet is fabulous in 2005. Bright saline notes, that are such a signature of Saint-Émilion's plateau, balance all of the natural richness of the year. Readers lucky enough to own it can look forward to another several decades of exceptional drinking. This is a superb effort from the Cuvelier family. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 23rd, 2021
Greg Gregory

This is an incredible glass of wine. Give it at least another five years.

This is an incredible glass of wine. Give it at least another five years.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Bill Bender

Very stoic and brooding wine. Dark and inky in the glass, creosote and black licorice. Well made but not ready for prime time.

Very stoic and brooding wine. Dark and inky in the glass, creosote and black licorice. Well made but not ready for prime time.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

This is a stunner with an amazing mid-palate, where ripe dark berries intermingle with milk chocolate, spicy oak, roasted herbs and sexy, sweet tannins. Positive development adds partially dried plums and figs; all balanced by a lowish but pure streak of acididy.

This is a stunner with an amazing mid-palate, where ripe dark berries intermingle with milk chocolate, spicy oak, roasted herbs and sexy, sweet tannins. Positive development adds partially dried plums and figs; all balanced by a lowish but pure streak of acididy.

May 9th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Blindingly good #closfourtet from #2005! @Pascaline Lepeltier

Blindingly good #closfourtet from #2005! @Pascaline Lepeltier

Mar 13th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.6

Wonderful

Wonderful

Mar 13th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

A sweet plummy dark cherry fruit with sweet tobacco spice very rich dark coco 2005 wow a blockbuster big and ripe with lots of everything firm structure needs time but has it all finish 50+ most ex. 2008 sweet berry fruit herbs and some dark coco spice. Soft ripe tannins very forward drinkable style but balanced fresh finish 45+ excellent + 2010 80 20 mr cab? Very rich and ripe bouquet sweet plum dark cherry and sweet tobacco spice. Big and chewy with lots of everything very balanced and fresh finish most excellent+ 50+

A sweet plummy dark cherry fruit with sweet tobacco spice very rich dark coco 2005 wow a blockbuster big and ripe with lots of everything firm structure needs time but has it all finish 50+ most ex. 2008 sweet berry fruit herbs and some dark coco spice. Soft ripe tannins very forward drinkable style but balanced fresh finish 45+ excellent + 2010 80 20 mr cab? Very rich and ripe bouquet sweet plum dark cherry and sweet tobacco spice. Big and chewy with lots of everything very balanced and fresh finish most excellent+ 50+

Feb 22nd, 2013
Michael Dierberg

Enjoyed with parents and good friend at Brasserie by Niche. Parents were not overly impressed but I thought it was not wanting for anything. Very elegant. Opened ahead of time and decanted for about 45 min. Much more open than a few years ago and no need to hold longer.

Enjoyed with parents and good friend at Brasserie by Niche. Parents were not overly impressed but I thought it was not wanting for anything. Very elegant. Opened ahead of time and decanted for about 45 min. Much more open than a few years ago and no need to hold longer.

Dec 17th, 2017
Ron Siegel

Black & red berry fruits, cassis, graphite, lead pencil, leather & tobacco. Opulent, polished & balanced with silky tannins.

Black & red berry fruits, cassis, graphite, lead pencil, leather & tobacco. Opulent, polished & balanced with silky tannins.

Dec 17th, 2017
DeLaine Emmert

Loving this wine!!!

Loving this wine!!!

Sep 28th, 2016