2005 Clos Fourtet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48057-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($110-$190) Good deep red-ruby. Reduced nose offers redcurrant, plum, coffee and smoke. Sweet, lush and creamy on entry, then chewy and tactile if a bit closed in the middle, with suggestions of darker fruits and mocha. Impressively broad on the back, showing a serious wave of finishing fruit, but the tannins are a bit sullen today. Give this very lush, long wine at least seven or eight years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Black in color. Blackberry, licorice and brewed coffee aromas follow through to a full body, with a wonderful concentration of fruit, a great texture and polished, silky tannins. Goes on for minutes. 4,580 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark core but shaded at the rim. Attractively distinctive nose - something actually quite terroir-driven about this one at last!!! Glossy and very flattering and gorgeous with a good texture, and some really interesting flavour as opposed to just macerated black cherries. Refreshing. Limestone? Exciting.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classe in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    An excellent expression from Clos Fourtet, as it seems poised to give the 2003 a run for her money. Ripe, concentrated and jam packed w/ cassis, espresso roast, boysenberry and exotic purple fruits that titillate the senses. In all its effusiveness, the palate reels in the flavors to a fine focus that showcases finesse, texture and length
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Super inky purple, with cherries and raspberries. Extremely smooth tannins even now, this wine seems quite approachable young, and has a depth I haven't experienced from this producer before.
    Author: Daniel F397
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1125 bottles owned
  • 152 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 152 collectors)