2000 Clos Fourtet, St-Emilion

SKU #1017081 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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)  (6/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Starts off a bit earthy, but then turns to lovely ripe, almost decadent fruit. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, refreshing finish. A beauty. This is really good for Clos Fourtet.  (3/2003)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 No tasting note given.  (12/2003)

K&L Notes

Neil Martin's Wine Journal: "The Clos Fourtet ’00 has a backward nose that takes time to evolve in the glass. Very pure dark berried fruit with cassis, blueberry, blackcurrant and noticeable glycerine. The palate is full-bodied with succulent tannins that have softened over the last couple of years. Ravishingly smooth in texture and still carrying a little unresolved oak on the finish, I would afford this another 2-3 years in the cellar. Tasted November 2010."

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Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion