|Clos Fourtet trägt seinen Namen seit 1868. Gegründet wurde dieses Chateau im 18. Jahrhundert. Clos Fourtet genoss damals einen exzellenten Ruf, der allerdings leider wieder verspielt wurde. Das vergangene Jahrhundert war für Chateau Clos Fourtet kein leichtes, häufige Besitzerwechsel führten zu schwankender Qualität. Erst als im Jahr 2001 Philippe Cuvelier das Château übernahm, kannten die Bewertungen von Clos Fourtet nur eine Richtung: aufwärts. Der endgültige Durchbruch von Clos Fourtet gelang mit dem Jahrgang 2009, den Robert Parker mit sagenumwobenen 100 Punkten bewertete.
95-97+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Clos Fourtet has a knock-out nose of baked blueberries, boysenberries and stewed plums with hints of chocolate-covered cherries, spice cake, candied violets and woodsmoke plus a touch of cast-iron pan. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with layer upon layer of blue and black fruit preserves with loads of floral and mineral sparks and firm, rounded tannins, finishing long with fantastic energy and depth. If you´re looking for that "iron fist in a velvet glove" experience in 2019, look no further."
96-98 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "This is a ripe and structured wine that has a dense structure and concentrated blackberry fruit, yet it still shows the freshness typical of the vintage. It has an excellent long-term aging potential. "
97 DECANTER: "Starts out slowly, this is well built and muscled, and has no desire to show its hand too quickly. Instead the concentrated yet cooling cassis and blueberry fruits build ever so slowly, the tannins lightly etched at first then tightening their grip. An excellent Clos Fourtet, up there with the brilliant 2018, and one that shows off the full potential of this excellent property to withstand the hot dry summers that are becoming so common in Bordeaux. A yield of 38hl/ha."
95-96 JAMES SUCKLING: " A beautiful core of ripe fruit in the center palate with deep, dark-chocolate undertones. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and ripe tannins. Flavorful finish."
95-97 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Clos Fourtet continues its strong run of form under the direction of Mathieu Cuvelier and his team. It sprints out of the blocks with intense blackberries, raspberry coulis, blood orange and crushed violet aromas, touches of iodine developing as it musters ever increasing delineation. The palate is medium-bodied but (as expected) contains more weight and girth compared to its peers. Firm grip, solid and yet graceful, there is a crescendo of flavours towards its heady, focused and very persistent finish. Wonderful salinity in the mouth, the aftertaste is one of the longest you will find on the Right Bank. Fabulous." - Neal Martin
95-97 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Clos Fourtet is exotic and beguiling in the glass. Inky dark fruit, licorice, espresso, menthol and lavender all run through this sumptuous, beautifully resonant Saint-Émilion with bright mineral underpinnings that extend the finish effortlessly. A regal, exquisite wine, the 2019 has so much to offer. I can´t wait to taste it in bottle."
17,5 VINUM: "Zurückhaltende Aromatik; besitzt Schliff und Frische, Dichte und Fülle, vor allem aber die geradezu ideale Balance aller Komponenten. Gefällig mit Tiefgang!"
95-97 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deep in color, the wine opens with licorice, flowers, smoke, dark cocoa, wet earth and truffle nuances. The wine is fresh, rich, concentrated and balanced. With silky tannins, elegance and purity to the fruits, the supple texture combines the purity of fruit, lift, refinement and harmony in the fruit-filled, spicy finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% alcohol. The harvest took place September 24, ending October 10."