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Château Clos Fourtet 2012

Number 9 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015

"Having just had the 2003 and 2005 from my cellar, I can attest to the magnificent turnaround in quality this famous estate on the eastern side of St.-Emilion has achieved. All of it is attributable to its dynamic proprietor, Philippe Cuvelier. The 2012 Clos Fourtet (usually 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) has beautiful blackberry and blueberry fruit and an inky purple color. With flawless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning richness, this is impressive and certainly one of the vintage's top wines." 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Powerful and concentrated, this is a firmly textured wine with a dark, solid, dense character. The palate balances fine acidity and fruit with a dark, brooding structure." 95 points, Wine Enthusiast (barrel sample)

"Gorgeous, with a pure, unadorned violet aroma giving way to very ripe and stylish plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit. Offers a suave mouthfeel. Best from 2017 through 2030." 94 points, Wine Spectator

"A silky and shy red with blueberry and bramble berry character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. It grows on the palate. Lovely tannin texture." 92 points, James Suckling

Chateau Clos Fourtet 2012 Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe

Origin
France Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion,
Grape 1:
Merlot (86%)
Grape 2:
Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
Grape 3:
Cabernet Franc (4%)
Vintage
2012
Volume
750ml
ABV %
13.5%
Sweetness
Dry
Off Dry
Medium
Sweet
Sweet

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