Clos Fourtet 2009

Cult Wines Price: £2,100.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Clos Fourtet, Clos Fourtet, 2009

Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2009

94

Lots of wet earth and minerals on the nose with hints of sliced meat. Dark fruits galore. Full bodied, with a beautiful velvety texture and a juicy and delicious finish. Try after 2017.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 10th 2011
92+

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. There is a touch of reduction on the nose on the Clos Fourtet ‘09 – dark baked cherries, a touch of marmalade and shoe polish. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy core of black, liquorice fruit. It is dense and spicy, although the finish is a little hard and penetrating. This needs to calm down…and it will. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013
100

After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo! From my barrel score of 95-98, I suppose I should have seen this perfect score coming, particularly considering what proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and estate manager Tony Ballu have accomplished over the last decade. This is one of the great terroirs of St.-Emilion, nearly 50 acres high on the clay beds and deep limestone plateau of the region, just a stone’s throw from the luxury hotel and restaurant Hostellerie de Plaisance. Yields were moderate at 34 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend is 88% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat unusual) and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 80% new oak.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199

Clos Fourtet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clos Fourtet 2018 Chateau Clos Fourtet POA 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet £794.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet £920.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet £930.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet £900.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £860.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £450.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £867.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,190.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet £990.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet £492.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet £814.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,400.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet £993.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet £963.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,016.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,284.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet £949.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,227.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet £956.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet £963.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet £780.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,140.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,001.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,380.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,001.00 12x75cl