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Clos Fourtet 2016 is a 1st Classified Growth B of Saint-Émilion. This red wine comes from a vineyard of 20 hectares aged 29 years on average. The vines are planted on clay-limestone soils. The wine is matured in barrels for 15 months, with a proportion of 60% new barrels. Le Clos Fourtet 2016 consists of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.
The grapes were harvested during a magnificent end of season - under conditions that allowed for complete and ideal grape maturity - between the 4th and 20th of October.
With a deep garnet-red colour and ruby-like reflections, Clos Fourtet 2016 develops an intense nose, with floral (violet), fruity (cassis) and cigar box aromas. Even and dense on the palate, the wine presents a coated tannic texture, revealing itself to be unctuous and complex. Then, thanks to the minerality of the soil, the wine offers great complexity. The finish reveals a great length thanks to tasty touches of black fruits, peppermint and an incredible aromatic persistence.
By the same producing estate
Clos Fourtet 1975
Clos Fourtet 1981
Clos Fourtet 1989
Clos Fourtet 1990
Clos Fourtet 2019
Clos Fourtet 1983