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Clos Fourtet St-Emilion 2010

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
WA 98
JA 98
F 98
RP 98
LRVF 96
WS 95
14.5% ABV
Item # 347564

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750ml
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98 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Clos Fourtet is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal notes of baked black cherries, blueberry preserves and dried mulberries plus hints of cast-iron pan, fertile loam and cigar box with a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced. Very impressive! Drink: 2020-2048. (Mar 2020)"

98 points Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux): "(85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon). Dark and intense ruby red at 13 years old, and kicks off with a fresh, fierce burst of cassis pastille, bilberry, liqourice, anis, toasted fennel seeds and slate. Totally delicious, muscular tannins, this builds slowly but surely, expanding through the palate, and has retained its austere side that was evident En Primeur and that might have been expected to have softened by now. Plenty of cocoa bean, tobacco, sandalwood and cigar box as it opens, deliciously confident. A Clos Fourtet that will power through the ages, right at the top of its game. 80% new oak. Stephane Derenoncourt and Jean-Claude Berrouet consultants. Alcohol 14.5%. Drink: 2023-2048. (4/20/23)"

98 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Dark ruby in colour with an opaque core, purple reflections, and subtle brightening on the rim. On the nose, an attractive, inviting bouquet of blackberry, crystallised violets, subtle notes of menthol, and multi-faceted fruit nuances. The full-bodied palate is elegant and powerful with fresh, ripe tannins, notes of blackberry, cassis, and fine herbal spices, and a saline minerality. Juicy and persistent, with nuances of mint on the long finish. Certain potential for further ageing, a class wine. (4/21/23)"

98 points Robert Parker: "The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years. Drink: 2018-2058. (Feb 2013)"

96 points (18/20) La Revue du Vin de France: "Château Clos Fourtet 2010 is a great wine of unity, extraordinary homogeneity, coherence, in a delicate textural register, while remaining of a high saline density. A paragon of elegance in the vintage. We love it. (2015)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very winey, with a saturated, sappy feel as kirsch, blackberry preserves and blueberry coulis notes tumble around, while the frame of charcoal, smoldering tobacco and licorice root keeps them penned together. The tannin structure is significant, but very refined, and that should carry this through extended cellaring while the aromatics and midpalate develop harmony. Best from 2016 through 2030. (3/31/13)"

95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2010 Clos Fourtet has a well defined and focused bouquet with tarry black fruit, black pepper and tobacco notes, almost equidistant between Left and Right Bank in style. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, supple and underpinned by a fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious towards the finish with well-integrated oak, this is a superb Saint-Émilion. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink: 2023-2048. (Apr 2020)"

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Full medium ruby. Initially a bit stunted on the nose, hinting at blackberry, blueberry, leather and mocha, this opened spectacularly with air to reveal scents of strawberry, flowers and forest floor. Sweet, highly concentrated and deep, with very dark blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by cabernet franc hints of fresh herbs and licorice. Impressively dense, broad and full, but still a bit youthfully chunky. Finishes with serious but ripe tannins and outstanding length. This extremely impressive wine will need patience. (Jul 2013)"
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98 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Clos Fourtet is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal notes of baked black cherries, blueberry preserves and dried mulberries plus hints of cast-iron pan, fertile loam and cigar box with a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced. Very impressive! Drink: 2020-2048. (Mar 2020)"

98 points Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux): "(85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon). Dark and intense ruby red at 13 years old, and kicks off with a fresh, fierce burst of cassis pastille, bilberry, liqourice, anis, toasted fennel seeds and slate. Totally delicious, muscular tannins, this builds slowly but surely, expanding through the palate, and has retained its austere side that was evident En Primeur and that might have been expected to have softened by now. Plenty of cocoa bean, tobacco, sandalwood and cigar box as it opens, deliciously confident. A Clos Fourtet that will power through the ages, right at the top of its game. 80% new oak. Stephane Derenoncourt and Jean-Claude Berrouet consultants. Alcohol 14.5%. Drink: 2023-2048. (4/20/23)"

98 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Dark ruby in colour with an opaque core, purple reflections, and subtle brightening on the rim. On the nose, an attractive, inviting bouquet of blackberry, crystallised violets, subtle notes of menthol, and multi-faceted fruit nuances. The full-bodied palate is elegant and powerful with fresh, ripe tannins, notes of blackberry, cassis, and fine herbal spices, and a saline minerality. Juicy and persistent, with nuances of mint on the long finish. Certain potential for further ageing, a class wine. (4/21/23)"

98 points Robert Parker: "The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years. Drink: 2018-2058. (Feb 2013)"

96 points (18/20) La Revue du Vin de France: "Château Clos Fourtet 2010 is a great wine of unity, extraordinary homogeneity, coherence, in a delicate textural register, while remaining of a high saline density. A paragon of elegance in the vintage. We love it. (2015)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very winey, with a saturated, sappy feel as kirsch, blackberry preserves and blueberry coulis notes tumble around, while the frame of charcoal, smoldering tobacco and licorice root keeps them penned together. The tannin structure is significant, but very refined, and that should carry this through extended cellaring while the aromatics and midpalate develop harmony. Best from 2016 through 2030. (3/31/13)"

95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2010 Clos Fourtet has a well defined and focused bouquet with tarry black fruit, black pepper and tobacco notes, almost equidistant between Left and Right Bank in style. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, supple and underpinned by a fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious towards the finish with well-integrated oak, this is a superb Saint-Émilion. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink: 2023-2048. (Apr 2020)"

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Full medium ruby. Initially a bit stunted on the nose, hinting at blackberry, blueberry, leather and mocha, this opened spectacularly with air to reveal scents of strawberry, flowers and forest floor. Sweet, highly concentrated and deep, with very dark blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by cabernet franc hints of fresh herbs and licorice. Impressively dense, broad and full, but still a bit youthfully chunky. Finishes with serious but ripe tannins and outstanding length. This extremely impressive wine will need patience. (Jul 2013)"
Product SKU 347564
Producer Clos Fourtet
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Right Bank
Appellation St-Émilion
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2010
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.5%
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