A strong effort from Clos Fourtet, the dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 offers pure blackberry and cherry aromas with subtle wood and licorice in the background. Medium-bodied, exceptionally pure, with low acidity as well as silky tannin, this sexy offering is ideal for drinking now and over the next 14-15 years. Rating
For centuries, the ancient ‘Camp Fortet’ (Small Fort) with its modest profile has overlooked the historic town of Saint-Emilion, peacefully surveying it in times of prosperity, protecting it in times of war.
The 20-hectare vineyard forms a single plot, planted upon the highest slopes of Western Saint-Emilion. Constructed from the very rock upon which it stands, the Château and its surrounding wall (hence ‘clos’) are intimate and unassuming. Ever since the beginning of the classification in 1956, Clos Fourtet has been a member of the elite ‘Premiers Grands Crus Classes’ of Saint-Emilion.