2000 - Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Clos Fourtet
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2000 CLOS FOURTET 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Clos Fourtet
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,060.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2001

    Rich, soft plum fruit, very well coated tannins and impressive length.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2010,
    Score: 93

    The first offering in what turned out to be a remarkable decade for this property, the 2000 Clos Fourtet was the finest wine produced here in many years, but it was subsequently eclipsed by the 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2009. The dense plum/purple-tinged 2000 exhibits notes of wet rocks, camphor, blackberries, and cassis. Full-bodied with tremendous density, it appears to have shed much of its tannin, and is through its adolescent stage. It should continue to evolve effortlessly for another decade.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2003,
    Score: 90

    This is a substantial, large-sized wine for Clos Fourtet. A saturated dark plum/purple color characterizes this full-bodied effort. This impressive, dense wine displays plenty of power as well as notes of charcoal, blackberry jam, licorice, and toasty new oak. With good size, firm tannin, outstanding ripeness, and overall richness, this exceptional offering is the finest Clos Fourtet produced in many years. It will also be long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.

  • CC

    Clive Coates, June 2001

    Good colour. Full nose. A little hot. Medium weight. Not a lot of tannin, nor a great dealof class. Plenty of ripe fruit though. But a lack of dimension. Slightly edgy at the end.Merely good. From 2006.

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Producer

Clos Fourtet

Unusually titled for a Bordelais property, Clos Fourtet gets its name from "Camp Fourtet" as it was originally used as a Medieval fort to protect the town of St Emilion.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.