Clos Fourtet 2007
Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2007
A beautiful offering from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and his estate manager, Tony Balu, the 2007 Clos Fourtet was fashioned from yields of 36 hectoliters per hectare. It exhibits a dense blue/purple color along with lovely aromas of charcoal, graphite, black raspberries, and blueberries. Dense, rich, and surprisingly full-bodied for a 2007, with good glycerin, a layered mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and low acidity, it should drink well for 10-12+ years.
Tasted at the UGC in London. The Clos-Fourtet is very closed on the nose but again, the palate has a pleasing rounded entry with notes of blackberry, sloe and some Asian spices. Firm grip, just a little over-extracted on the finish for me, eliciting a slight tinny note. This needs time. Drink 2013-2020. Tasted November 2009.