Clos Fourtet is on a roll, having produced a stunning wine in 2003, and an even more brilliant effort in 2005. Stephane Derenoncourt, the consulting oenologist, has plenty with which to work given the fact that this is a relatively large vineyard (50 acres) planted with 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.  
The inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 boasts an exceptional perfume of acacia flowers, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, graphite, scorched earth, and background oak.
The wine possesses a full-bodied texture and abundant quantities of stunningly pure black fruits.
The result is a sumptuous St.-Emilion of great concentration, intensity, and overall balance.
This prodigious effort looks set for 25-30 years of evolution. Utterly awesome!

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750ml [2005] クロ・フルテ-サン・テミリオン(及び周辺地区)


750ml [2005] クロ・フルテ-サン・テミリオン(及び周辺地区)