Clos Fourtet 2003

Cult Wines Price: £1,300.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Clos Fourtet, Clos Fourtet, 2003

Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2003

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This estate has come back strongly under new ownership, and the quality of the wines now exhibits the tremendous potential of this extraordinary terroir on the limestone plateau just outside the walls of St.-Emilion. Sampled three times from bottle, the 2003 Clos Fourtet is the finest wine I have ever tasted from this estate. Made in a full-bodied, extravagantly rich style, it is just beginning to close down, but it is easy to see the layers of concentrated black cherry, plum, and licorice-infused fruit. There is also a subtle hint of charcoal as well as loads of mineral, flower, blackberry, and creme de cassis characteristics. This full-flavored, opulent, glycerin-filled 2003 offers impressive richness, silky tannin, and a long, 45+ second finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink well for two decades or more.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164
90

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The Clos Fourtet 2003 has a lifted, perfumed, more floral nose than the Figeac. It seems smudged at first but musters more clarity with aeration – black cherries, dried violet and a slight balsamic note. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation. This is certainly one of the better Saint Emilion wines of the vintage with a gentle grip, firm tannins and fine focus. There is a little dryness towards the finish and it fades a little in the glass, but this Clos Fourtet is drinking well now. Tasted March 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Clos Fourtet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet £879.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet £904.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet £800.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet £858.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £760.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £788.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £450.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet £840.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,120.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,025.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet £757.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet POA 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet £830.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,400.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet £931.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,300.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet £795.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,046.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet £979.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,011.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,220.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet £666.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet £740.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet £700.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,007.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,266.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,392.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,938.00 12x75cl