Clos Fourtet 2012

Cult Wines Price: £880.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £440.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Clos Fourtet, Clos Fourtet, 2012

Tasting Notes Clos Fourtet 2012

(93-95)

The 2012 Clos Fourtet was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14% natural alcohol. The final blend was 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It offers an opaque dense purple color along with attractive blackberry, licorice, truffle and cassis fruit notes. It is full-bodied and dense with an authoritative mid-palate, sweet tannin and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally into a stunningly long finish. Precocious and charming already, it will drink better at an earlier age than the massive, prodigious 2009. Drink this killer St.-Emilion over the next 15+ years. One can't say enough about proprietor Cuvelier's 50-acre vineyard that has witnessed a profound transformation of quality over the last decade or more. Moreover, Cuvelier recently purchased three neighboring estates that are consistently reviewed positively in this publication, Les Grandes Murailles, Clos St.-Martin and Cote Baleau. These were previously owned by Sophie Fourcade. Interestingly, since these three properties are adjacent or close to Clos Fourtet, I would not be surprised if over the next decade they become incorporated into Clos Fourtet. Another great success for Cuvelier and his estate manager, Tony Ballu.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
93

This is a wine with layers of fruit and firm yet polished tannins. Full body, juicy and rich. It shows outstanding depth for the vintage.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013

Clos Fourtet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet £880.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet £887.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet £876.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet £889.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £760.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £880.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £440.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet £810.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,080.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet £738.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet POA 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet £795.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,380.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet £952.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,320.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet £795.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,070.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,015.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,014.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,119.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet £666.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet £856.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet £700.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,044.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,284.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,392.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,958.00 12x75cl