Clos Fourtet 2002
Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2002
A strong effort in a challenging vintage, Clos Fourtet's 2002 possesses a dark ruby/blue/purple color as well as a sweet nose of melted licorice, plums, figs, and black currants. Lush and supple-textured, with an expansive, broad palate, medium body, and up-front, forward appeal, it will be drinkable between 2007-2016. Clos Fourtet is a property to watch as the ambitious new ownership is clearly attempting to produce the finest wines yet made at this estate. Fortunately, prices have not yet skyrocketed.
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. This appears to have opened on the nose since I last tasted it, high-toned with maraschino cherry, strawberry liqueur and blueberry jam. Very lifted and pure. Medium-bodied palate, nicely balance, unpretentious, firm bold tannins on the cusp of melting, sweet black fruits towards the well-integrated finish. Just lacks a little length, but showing a little more promise that before Tasted October 2009.