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2016 Chateau Clos Du MarquisBlend from France

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  • 93-96 Wine Spectator
  • 93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94-95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93-95 Wine Enthusiast
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Ratings:

93-96

"This is stacked, with dark plum, cassis and blueberry reduction notes forming the core. The serious spine of graphite and tar is thoroughly embedded, so the finish is long and polished. A beauty"

93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from 30 September to 19 October and consists of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 55% new oak. Yields came in at 40 hectoliters per hectare and the alcohol at 13.55%. The bouquet is very intense at the moment with small black cherries, incense, iris and a touch of shucked oyster shells. The palate is beautiful, perhaps one of the most powerful that I came across in Saint Julien, certainly no shy retiring flower, yet it effortlessly manages to retain the precision and tension one expects from this cru. There is a firm back bone here, but the tannins are so precise that you barely notice, while the aftertaste has superb salinity. This is a majestic Clos du Marquis, but it will require several years in the cellar."

94-95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"The clarity and beauty of this young red are brilliant with blackberry, blueberry and mineral undertones. Full and racy. Long and wonderfully polished. Racy. Better than the 2015."

93-95 Wine Enthusiast

"From a vineyard that is now separate from but owned by LĂ©oville las-Cases, this wine is dense, intense and with the finest tannins. Great acidity and black fruits are supported by a serious, complex structure. A wine for long-term aging."

Product Detail

Item # 109772
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

93-96 - Wine Spectator

93-95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94-95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93-95 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower