Sunday, February 7, 2010

***+ $$$$ Clos Fourtet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France - Wine Tasting & Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: Clos Fourtet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, is a mostly-merlot blend, at 85%, supplemented by 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc for 2007.  This is aged 75% in new oak barrels.

In the glass: Clos Fourtet shows as medium red in the glass.

On the nose: Poured with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this is definitely old world... like you just took off the old world shoes and sniffed!

On the palate: The palate shows sweet plums plus intense forest floor.

And the wrap-up: The finish turns tannic as it moves into your cheeks.

In summary: Overall, a solid experience, rating three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for power and potential.

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