Clos Fourtet 2006
Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2006
Clos Fourtet has produced a succession of brilliant wines since 2003. While the 2006 may not equal the prodigious 2005, it possesses a dark ruby/purple hue as well as sweet notes of creme de cassis, spring flowers, new oak, and a steely/mineral-like nuance in the background. Attractive, plump, opulent fruit on the palate is followed by a slight narrowing, but the finish is strong, with moderate tannin. Consume this beauty between 2008-2016.
The nose is very closed with touches of wild hedgerow and briary. The palate is sweet and ripe with plum, black cherries and a touch of raisin. A little low in acidity, but very pure with a velvety finish. Well-crafted, but I just need more grip and persistency. Tasted February 2008.