Clos Fourtet 2020
Clos Fourtet 2020
Antonio Galloni Vinous 96-98 – "A wine of stature and breeding, the 2020 Clos Fourtet is absolutely breathtaking from barrel. A rush of lavender, graphite, spice, licorice and espresso hits the senses. Vibrant and powerful, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2020 has so much of offer. All the elements are so crisp, so beautifully defined. The 2020 is all class. It is one of the most promising wines of this young vintage and a fabulous effort from the Cuvelier family. Don't miss it."
Neal Martin Vinous 95-97 – "The 2020 Clos Fourtet was picked September 15–30 at 40hl/ha and matured in 50% new oak. It has an expressive, winsome bouquet of red and blue fruit, crushed rose and iris, touches of blood orange coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins and wonderful acidity. Harmonious and almost crystalline toward the finish. This is a very impressive Clos Fourtet that brims with freshness and persistence, gaining weight and depth over the course of an hour. It will battle the 2019 for supremacy."
Chris Kissack Wine Doctor 95-97 – "In this vintage we have a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, picked between September 15th and the 30th. The yield was 40 hl/ha. It has a gloriously dark violet-black concentration in the glass, appropriate for the level of wine and the vintage. The nose is a melange of black cherry, black berry and mineral fruits, with a great sense of purity, the fruit framed only by nuances of vanilla flower and white peach. The palate begins in a very focused style, the fruit narrowly defined like the nose, but it soon shows its mettle through the middle where it shows great depth, controlled texture and a sinewy substance, in what is clearly a high class wine. It has bright definition, the fruit here a mix of blackberry and white peach, with a mineral undertone, and a slowly emerging wrapping of dark, velvety, tightly knit tannins. This is clearly top quality, with some tobacco-laced oak only coming out from behind the fruit on the finish, adding to the grip, which has great persistence after the finish. This is brilliant, so top marks to Matthieu Cuvelier for this. The declared alcohol is 14.5%, and the élevage here will be in 50% new oak, 48% used oak, and 2% amphoras. Tasted twice, from two separate samples including direct from the château, and each time I come back to it, it impresses me more and more."
|Drinken bij||Stoofvlees, eend, wild, paddestoelen|
|Drinkjaren||2028 - 2050|
|Druivensoort(en)||90% merlot, 7% cabernet sauvignon, 3% cabernet franc|
Over het domein
|Omvang domein||19 hectare (waarvan 60% voor de 1e wijn)|
|Dagelijkse leiding||Philippe en Mathieu Cuvelier|
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