Wine Spectator 95
WS Top 100 2017 Rank#62
"A sleek, lean cat, with distilled currant and raspberry fruit that races from start to finish, maintaining tension throughout thanks to a riveting chalky spine. A light floral hint hangs in the background. Should develop into a perfumy beauty with time. Best from 2022 through 2035."
"A stunning, breathtaking wine, the 2014 Clos Fourtet is without question one of the stars of the vintage. Deep yet also wonderfully nuanced, it exudes energy and transparency. Enticing scents of violet, lavender, mint and chalk add to the wine's chiseled personality. The 2014 has gained considerable depth, volume and intensity since I tasted it from barrel as a young wine, but without losing its intensely mineral, understated personality. Today, it is exceptionally beautiful in every way. The blend is 89 % Merlot, 7 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 4 % Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times."
Wine Advocate 94
"The 2014 Clos Fourtet has developed a very perfumed bouquet with pure black cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas that seem very precise and relatively sophisticated compared to its Saint Emilion peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and cranberry fruit, the tannins both fine but firm. This is a supremely well-focused Clos Fourtet, perhaps one that shows more restraint than previous vintages, yet there is genuine focus and intensity towards the almost piercing finish with vivid black, mineral-soaked fruit. This is a superb Clos Fourtet that transcends the promise from barrel."
James Suckling 93
"The richness and decadence of this are so pretty. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Juicy and long. Flavorful. Needs time to soften. Austerity will turn to great beauty. Try in 2020."
Clos Fourtet (1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion), called "Camfourtet" in the Middle Ages, was once a fort designed to protect the village of Saint Emilion. The Château on the property as it appears today was the work of the Rulleau family. As the Château was no longer a fort, the Rulleau family were also responsible for the evolution of the name to Clos Fourtet.
The Cuvelier family purchased the estate in 2001 and have since worked tirelessly to make the highest quality wine they can. Mattieu Cuvelier manages Clos Fourtet and has spared little expense to improve the wine and the estate. This includes an ever broadening approach to sustainable, natural and organic methods of farming. These techniques are proving to be quite favorable to the wines of Clos Fourtet and are quickly becoming the standard at the estate.