2008 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion
Classification 1er Grand Cru Classé
ABV 14%

Ripe and expressive, and quite tannic. Warm Merlot fruit. Seemed to have more drive on a second tasting, but did not seem particularly thrilling, just very good. Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2009)

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The 2008 Clos Fourtet has a tightly wound bouquet with raspberry, cranberry and light tertiary aromas, a touch of bell pepper in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin. This Clos Fourtet boasts impressive body, almost sinewy in style, a backward 2008 Saint Émilion from Mathieu Cuvelier although I was smitten by its persistent spicy aftertaste. It clearly deserves a couple more years in bottle. One to watch carefully. Drinking range: 2021 - 2045 Rating: 93 Neal Martin, (Feb 2018)

Bright red-ruby. Crushed blueberry, violet and licorice on the perfumed nose. Pliant, supple and sweet, with a very smooth texture if not exceptional complexity to the flavors of black fruits and chocolate. No rough edges here. Finishes with lush, chocolatey tannins and lingering aromatic perfume. Rating: 90 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jul 2011)

Un des plus complets de l’histoire récente, mieux équilibré dans son tanin et sa personnalité aromatique que le 2005, profond et séducteur, harmonieux dans son tanin. Du grand vin à coup sûr. Rating: 18/20 RVF 'Le Classement' (May 2009)

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