Clos Fourtet's vineyards lie on the site of a medieval fortification. For a while in the 18th century it was under the same ownership as Château Figeac, but the modern era for Clos Fourtet started when it was purchased by Fernand Ginestet, a famous Bordeaux negociant and vineyard owner. Ginestet sold it in 1949 to help fund their purchase of Château Margaux. It was most recently sold to the Cuvelier family (owners of Château Poujeaux in Moulis) in 2001. Clos Fourtet runs to 20 hectares of vineyards.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £1,688.14
"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 classé 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." Robert Parker
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