The library release of the 2001 La Closerie de Fourtet has over a decade of bottle age and in that time has been quietly evolving under the radar.
Wedged between the famous 2000 and 2003 vintages of Bordeaux, the 2001 vintage is now being realized as an unsung hero with great values - if you can find them. When given time to age, Bordeaux reds can evolve into the most sumptuous and coveted wines on the planet.
La Closerie de Fourtet is the second label of the famed Clos Fourtet which in 2001 received 91 pts from The Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Clos Fourtet appears to be even better than the 2000. Aromas of blackberries, camphor, and sweet toasty oak emerge from this medium to full-bodied, heady, seductive, rich, luscious Saint-Emilion. Loaded with fruit and extract, there is not a hard edge to be found in this beautifully textured, plump, sexy offering."
We recommend allowing La Closerie de Fourtet to breathe for 15 - 30 minutes in order for it to fully open and exhibit its full potential. The aromas will rise from your glass and finish on the palate with a silky texture and earthy, rich fruit.
This wonderful Bordeaux is perfect for the upcoming autumn weather and accompanying cuisine. Enjoy now and over the next five years.Read More »