Clos Fourtet 2005

Current Market Price: £1,400.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Clos Fourtet, Clos Fourtet, 2005

Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2005

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Clos Fourtet is on a roll, having produced a stunning wine in 2003, and an even more brilliant effort in 2005. Stephane Derenoncourt, the consulting oenologist, has plenty with which to work given the fact that this is a relatively large vineyard (50 acres) planted with 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. The inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 boasts an exceptional perfume of acacia flowers, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, graphite, scorched earth, and background oak. The wine possesses a full-bodied texture and abundant quantities of stunningly pure black fruits. The result is a sumptuous St.-Emilion of great concentration, intensity, and overall balance. This prodigious effort looks set for 25-30 years of evolution. Utterly awesome!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176
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The 2005 is a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc that was cropped at 35hl/ha and raised in 80% new oak for 18 months, which Mathieu Cuvelier said was relatively long for Clos Fourtet. It has an open bouquet with crisp red fruit, oyster shell, black tea and minerals. It is tightly wound and need three to four more years. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, meaty black fruit and a pleasant savoury finish that needs more weight and persistency. Tasted December 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Clos Fourtet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clos Fourtet 2018 Chateau Clos Fourtet POA 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet £808.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet £952.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet £920.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet £878.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £860.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £788.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £394.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet £878.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,150.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,020.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet £875.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet £850.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet £930.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,400.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet £933.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet £610.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,033.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet £981.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,227.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet £948.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet £930.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,137.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,013.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,886.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,333.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,886.00 12x75cl