Your French Fine Wine Wholesaler in Hong Kong

Clos Fourtet - Saint Emilion Grand Cru - 2003 - 750 ml

Clos Fourtet - Saint Emilion Grand Cru - 2003 - 750 ml

$1,790
Free delivery above any 12 bottles or any order over $1,500

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

"This magnificent wine, which is just beginning to come into full maturity, boasts an inky/purple color as well as copious notes of blackberries, licorice, violets, and a striking chalky minerality. Full-bodied, voluptuously textured and stunningly pure, this great Bordeaux is one of the vintage’s superstars. The finish lasts 40-45 seconds in this majestic, multidimensional St. Emilion. It should continue to drink well for 10-15 years, but why wait?" - Robert M. Parker, Jr. - The Wine Advocate [Tasted in 2014]

OUR NOTES

Located at the gates of the medieval city on underground quarries, Clos Fourtet owes its name to "Camp Fourtet", a fortified place which served to protect Saint-Emilion in the Middle Ages. Made famous by its owners, the lords of Figeac in the 18th century, the walled estate includes an 18.7-hectare vineyard in one piece and a residence built during the Ancien Régime.
Bought in 2001 by Philippe Cuvelier from the Lurton family, Clos Fourtet has a naturally drained terroir made up of clay-limestone soil with low topsoil. The grape variety is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.
The vines, which have an average age of 25 years, are worked in a traditional and reasoned way: use of organic and mineral fertilizers, disbudding, protection of the embryos of bunches and vines against diseases, mites or fungi, leaf stripping, green harvest to optimize concentration.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Surface area: 20 hectares (50 acres)
Grape composition:  85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc 
Soils: Clay-limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Ageing 15 months with 60% of the First Wine in new barrels.