2010 Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe
2010 Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe Hint of spice, chocolate, liquorish and dark fruit. Palate rich and concentrated. Plenty of layered fruit. Powerful tannic frame. Long, firm finish.
Philippe Cuvelier acquired Clos Fourtet in 2001. He entrusts the running of the estate to his son Matthieu. Together they invest and oversee thoughtful and progressive change, constantly striving for excellence. Passionate about the land, they choose to use organic and biodynamic treatment methods in the vineyard. The estate is looked after with care and love, for it is a jewel that will eventually be passed down to future generations.
For centuries, the ancient ‘Camp Fortet’ (small fort) with its modest profile has overlooked the historic town of Saint-Émilion, peacefully surveying it in times of prosperity, protecting it in times of war. The 20-hectare vineyard forms a single plot, planted upon the highest slopes of Western Saint-Émilion. Constructed from the very rock upon which it stands, the chateau and its surrounding wall (hence ‘clos’) are intimate and unassuming. Ever since the beginning of the classification in 1956, Clos Fourtet has been a member of the elite ‘Premiers Grands Crus Classés’ of Saint-Émilion.
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Red, Savory and Classic
From Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (Premier Grand Cru Classé
Deep violet color
Made predominantly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc
A Red wine from Libournais, Bordeaux, France. This wine has 440 mentions of oaky notes
The wine is deep ruby with moderate intensity but rich aromas of blackberry, black plum, mulberry, licorice, tobacco, and leather
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
This 2010 vintage combines freshness and power both on the nose and the palate. The aromas mostly consist of black fruits with the notes of licorice and tropical fruit.
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