Moncharm | Château Cos Fourtet 2005
The 2005 label is an alluring marriage of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Sauvignon. The wine receives a Burgundian styled malolactic and is aged for 5 months on its lees with batonnage. The wine exhibits its remarkable terroir along with impeccable impurity and striking complexity. The wine has a royal ink blue colour with a slight purple tincture. The bouquet offers exquisite notes of blackberries, blueberries, plums and sweet floral notes. This full-bodied wine treats the palate with tremendous concentration and the balance of tannin and freshness. This brilliant effort deserves a bit of patience and will reach its zenith between 2012 to 2030.
Clos Fourtet has risen from the ashes like a Phoenix and is now reaching for the highest pinnacle under the wisdom and expertise of its new owner, Monsieur Cuvelier. It registered a remarkable presence with its 2003 label which seemed like an unsurpassable masterpiece, but like a true legend, Clos Fourtet has broken its own records with the 2005 label.
Saint-Émilion is Equipped with the most diverse terroir in the Bordeaux region. The vineyards are planted on the clay-rich soil which is ideal for the growth of Merlot that is a prime component of all wines produced here. There are two Premier Grand Crus Classés (A), Château Cheval-Blanc and Château Ausone and thirteen Premier Grand Crus Classés (B) in this region