Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Clos Fourtet, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé

$148 ex. GST
$170.20 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $186.76

Last Year EP $204.00-

Situated in the heart of Saint Emilion, close to Canon, this is one of the great vineyardsof the appellation.
The 2023 is 87% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2023 Clos Fourtet is especially suave and refined this year, wafting from the glass with deep aromas of red berries, liquorice, violets and pencil shavings, framed by a nicely integrated patina of new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and layered, with a velvety attack that segues into a bright, precise mid-palate, it's pure and lively, concluding with a mineral finish.
94-96 William Kelley, Wine Advocate

This is so full of energy. It's full-bodied with electrified tannins and a long, long finish. So polished and focussed here with exquisite balance and length.
97-98 James Suckling

Strong Clos Fourtet character coming through, with cassis and black cherry fruits, a whirl of peony and iris flowers, inching forward step by step through the palate. Aged in 2% amphora, 45% new oak, with berries destemmed but uncrushed before fermenting. Stephane Derenoncourt consultant.
95 Jane Anson.

The 2023 Clos Fourtet is very attractive and quite sensual in style with red cherries, crushed strawberries and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, fresh, focused, pure and quite linear on the finish. This is much more classically styled than the 2022, and it conveys tenderness and persistence. Superb.
92-94 Neal Martin.

The 2023 Clos Fourtet is pure class. Elegant and soaring, the 2023 offers up an exciting mélange of dark-toned fruit, leather, incense, dried herbs, pencil shavings and crushed rocks. Beams of supporting limestone-infused tannin and acid give Clos Fourtet is super-distinctive feel. The long, enduring finish is a thing of beauty. Clos Fourtet remains a benchmark example of wines from Saint-Émilion's famed limestone plateau.
94-96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

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