Clos Fourtet 2000
Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2000
The first offering in what turned out to be a remarkable decade for this property, the 2000 Clos Fourtet was the finest wine produced here in many years, but it was subsequently eclipsed by the 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2009. The dense plum/purple-tinged 2000 exhibits notes of wet rocks, camphor, blackberries, and cassis. Full-bodied with tremendous density, it appears to have shed much of its tannin, and is through its adolescent stage. It should continue to evolve effortlessly for another decade.
The Clos Fourtet '00 has a backward nose that takes time to evolve in the glass. Very pure dark berried fruit with cassis, blueberry, blackcurrant and noticeable glycerine. The palate is full-bodied with succulent tannins that have softened over the last couple of years. Ravishingly smooth in texture and still carrying a little unresolved oak on the finish, I would afford this another 2-3 years in the cellar. Tasted November 2010.