2009 Clos Fourtet Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2009
Region: Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
95 NM
94 JS
17 MS
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2009 Clos Fourtet Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2009 Clos Fourtet Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2009 Clos Fourtet Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

NM
From £1,750 6/12 pack case(s) available

2009 Clos Fourtet Premier Grand Cru Classe B, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
95 NM
BTL
1
0
0
0
£1,750
12
MAG
0
1
0
0
£2,000
6
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE
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£1,750.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 150cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
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ETA
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1-4 weeks
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Tasting Notes and Scores

95 NM

The 2009 Clos Fourtet has a generous and opulent bouquet with red cherries, kirsch, fig and light mocha aromas that gently unfold, retaining admirable definition and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, good structure. A more masculine, serious finish exerts impressive control. This is a classy Saint-Émilion with plenty of ageing potential. - vinous.com, March 2019

Neal Martin

94 JS

Tons of black fruit, plenty of smoke and some balsamic character make a dramatic statement on the nose. On the palate there's rather sweet fruit at the front, then major tannins come through at the finish that still need time to fully resolve. Better after 2022. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

James Suckling

17 MS

[88/8CS4CF] Dense, mineral and roasted ripe nose; full, finely concentrated, fine tannin texture; rich and elegant, gentle, suave, refined; fresh and harmonious with a lovely plateau limestone purity; ripe, lightly roasted fruit, long, pure, graceful, transparent. Not a big wine, but complete and very much of its place; fresh, minerally, long and subtle. No excess warmth or extract, just complete and 'natural'. Most attractive, gently spicy plateau St Emilion. 2018-30

Michael Schuster

100 RP

After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo!

From my barrel score of 95-98, I suppose I should have seen this perfect score coming, particularly considering what proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and estate manager Tony Ballu have accomplished over the last decade. This is one of the great terroirs of St.-Emilion, nearly 50 acres high on the clay beds and deep limestone plateau of the region, just a stone's throw from the luxury hotel and restaurant Hostellerie de Plaisance. Yields were moderate at 34 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend is 88% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat unusual) and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 80% new oak.
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199 March 2012

(95-98 pts)
This is a perennial superstar thanks to the efforts of proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and the estate's manager, Tony Ballu. This beautifully-situated, nearly 48-acre vineyard, high on the clay and deep limestone plateau just adjacent to the town walls of St.-Emilion, was harvested between September 28 and October 13, with yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare. The natural alcohol turned out to be 14%. A magical wine, it may have a hard time eclipsing the 2005, but it is another prodigious effort in its own right. The dense purple color offers up notes of white chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, crushed rock, and white flowers. Textured, full-bodied, enormously pure, and voluptuously textured, it is nearly too easy to drink because of the exquisite balance and seamless integration of all its component parts. This is a killer Clos Fourtet that should drink well young yet evolve for 20+ years. (Tasted five times.)

95pts - The 2009 Clos Fourtet is medium to deep garnet colored and opens on a medicinal/Band-Aid note, giving way to appealing baked red and black fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, tree bark, chargrill and a ferrous waft. The palate is full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and plenty of muscular fruit, finishing earthy and just a little hard.Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

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