Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Clos Fourtet, SAINT-ÉMILION 1er Grand Cru Classé

$162 ex. GST
$186.30 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $203.67

Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Situated in the heart of Saint Emilion, close to Canon, this is one of the great vineyards of the appellation.

The 2021 Clos Fourtet is very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. Towering in its stature, the 2021 is a regal wine endowed with tremendous energy and vibrancy. This classically austere Saint-Emilion oozes class from the very first taste. Blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender and menthol are some of the aromas and flavours that build into the resonant, deeply pitched finish. What a wine.
94-96 Antonio Galloni.

In years like 2021, you look to estates at the level of Clos Fourtet as ports in a storm, and this delivers, if not entirely escaping the influence of the vintage - a real sign of the issues, as this is such a brilliant wine, able to circumnavigate so many obstacles. You are going to find finesse and mouth watering salinity, marks of limestone and skill in the cellar, along with cool blue fruits and pumice-scrape salinity. It will fill out further during ageing. 93 Jane Anson.

A bend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 Clos Fourtet offers up inviting aromas of wild berries and plums mingled with hints of black truffle, violets, potpourri and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's lively and layered, with beautifully refined tannins, bright acids and a long, sapid finish. Harvest lasted until October 15, which shows in unusual depth and plenitude for the vintage. 93-95 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

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