2010 Clos du Marquis



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£427.00
£214.00

Average critic rating : 91.58 points

90

90

With the alcohol hitting 13.6% in a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, this wine displays plenty of sweet kirsch, licorice and black currant fruit in a classy, seductive style, with medium to full body, soft but abundant tannins and a long finish. It does indeed possess the elegance and finesse of its bigger sibling, Leoville Las Cases. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Clos de Marquis is no longer a second wine, but rather one from a separate vineyard in the holdings of Leoville Las Cases. It should be thought of as a different entity, although the same winemaking team and philosophy are at play. Wine Advocate February 2013

92-94

92-94

Cropped at just 36.7hl/ha, the Clos du Marquis is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc raised in 37% new oak, offering 13.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.63. The nose is driven by the cedar-infused Cabernet, one of the most closed noses that I have encountered during primeur. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, saturated tannins, a little fleshier that I was expecting given the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, but very harmonious on the finish that belies the structure underneath. Tasted March 2011. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

92-93

92-93

A little tough now but a solid core of currants and blueberries. Full body, with chewy tannins and a bright, crisp acidity on the finish. jamessuckling.com

92-95

92-95

A graceful wine, with beautiful violet and raspberry aromas and flavors. Very fresh and pure, with the floral edge lingering through the finish. Long and supple. Tasted non-blind. James Molseworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Rich, round and polished. Easy and fun and really attractive, even if not for the long term. Very fine tannins – the most glamorous wine from this stable. jancisrobinson.com

17

17

Fine cassis/violets nose, a perfect Saint-Julien with the precision and elegance of a Cru Classé. Drink 2017-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

89-92

89-92

Clos du Marquis was produced from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly, this wine represents the same portion of the harvest as Leoville Las Cases, 36.7%. Chewy, boysenberry and cassis flavors couple with powerful but tannins and a strong, fresh, cassis filled finish. winecellarinsider.com

88-91

88-91

This is a very dense wine filled with blackberry fruits and rich thick tannins. Despite the density, the tannins are ripe and velvety in texture. This wine will need more than seven years to come around. The aromatics are lovely and lifted and offers promise. asianpalate.com

17-17.5

17-17.5

Firm but elegantly fruited, not at all severe. Classic, restrained and with plenty of space in the fruit.



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