2005 Clos Fourtet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Community Tasting Note

  • VinhoVerde Likes this wine: 85 points

    July 9, 2021 - Medium red color. Oak dominates bouquet. Soft, almost gentle flavor. Very modest length. Pleasant wine but seems to lack fruit concentration.
    Double decanted 2 hours prior to tasting.

    From Mark’s 2005 Bordeaux Vintage Tasting:
    Attended a 36 wine ‘05 Bordeaux tasting recently. The wine above is one of those wines. Served single-blind.
    All wines were tasted over a 2 day period, 18 per day. The wines served on the 1st day had their corks pulled two hours prior. The second day’s wines were served “ double-decanted”, 2 hours before the first flight. The overall tasting experience was quite different, as one would expect. Day 2 wines were softer, displaying more ripe fruit, and less harsh tannins.
    Kudos to Mark for both a fantastic experience as well as providing an instructive opportunity on


1 Comment

  • djhammond commented:

    7/9/21, 11:46 AM - Hi this really needs extended decanting or further age. I gave this an almost perfect rsting after 12 hours in the decanter. PS thanks for the Leoville Poyferre note.

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