Clos Fourtet 2018

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Chateau Clos Fourtet, Clos Fourtet, 2018

Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2018

97

Easily as good as the 2015 at this estate, the 2018 may even prove to be better after some ageing. There is depth and concentration to the berry fruits, but also a fine quality to the tannins and a softness overall that suggests nothing was pushed, that all of this power is simply what was naturally given by the vintage. It's very good quality, true to the confidence of the estate, pulsating with rich raspberry and damson notes and playing between a seductive gourmet edge and maintaining its limestone freshness. I have enjoyed a number of older vintages of this wine recently, and I feel pretty sure that this will grow into one of those wines that you are so happy to open after a few decades of ageing. 33hl/ha yield. 60% new oak.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
96-99

Dark plum and boysenberry fruit is laced with tobacco and chalk notes, while the fleshy grip slowly builds through the finish. This is seriously long, and though the fruit is gorgeous, the minerality steals the show in the end.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
96-97

This is one of the best wines I have had from here. Full-bodied yet focused and super dynamic. Tight and linear with fantastic length and energy at the end. Exciting.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
95-97

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Clos Fourtet is a little youthfully mute to begin. With coaxing, it opens out to notes of crushed blackberries, warm black plums and wild blueberries plus suggestions of forest floor, lavender, baking spices and potpourri. Full-bodied, the palate has an amazing texture of soft, plush tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the layer upon layer of berries and spices, finishing long and fragrant. Total time in barrel should run 16 months in 60% new and 40% one-year old barriques. The blend is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
94-97

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2018 Clos Fourtet is positively stunning. In the glass, the 2018 sizzles with tension and energy. A whole range of floral, mineral and red berry notes develop, but it is the wine's exceptional sense of harmony that leaves the deepest impression. Consulting winemakers Stéphane Derenoncourt and Jean-Claude Berrouet turned out a glorious Clos Fourtet in 2018. Don't miss it. The blend is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Clos Fourtet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clos Fourtet 2018 Chateau Clos Fourtet POA 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,785.25 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,833.34 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,588.00 1x600cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,245.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,126.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,870.34 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,739.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,757.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet $891.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,881.44 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,680.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet $4,514.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,824.09 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,824.09 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,861.09 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,832.29 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,983.19 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,345.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,350.52 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,179.27 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,055.33 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,081.23 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,107.13 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,250.63 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,983.19 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet $1,402.32 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,107.13 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet $3,768.33 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet $2,713.89 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet $3,768.33 12x75cl