2015 Clos Marsalette



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Average critic rating : 90.93 points

90-93

90-93

The 2015 Clos Marsalette, Stephan von Neipperg's Pessac-Léognan, is a rich, ample wine. Broad, generous and inviting, the Clos Marsalette is endowed with serious depth. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, leather and cedar flesh out in the glass. In 2015, the Clos Marsalette is especially big. It also has the potential to be a serious overachiever. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

88-90

88-90

The 2015 Clos Marsalette (Rouge) is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between September 21 and October 5 at 42 hectoliters per hectare. Matured in 40% new oak barrels, it has a correct, tightly wound bouquet, blackcurrant with just a touch of wilted violet. I like the definition here, but it is holding its breath in at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin. You could almost slip this down the throat now: silky smooth, just a light grip with fine tannin on the finish. It has an easy-drinking sensibility, though that does not mean it was not thoughtfully crafted. Enjoy this Pessac-Léognan over 5-7 years. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2017-2024

92-93

92-93

Lots of mineral and blackberry character. Full and very silky with refined tannins and depth and beauty. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

90-93

90-93

Bright, with damson plum and bitter cherry notes laced with a subtle sanguine edge. Shows a light juniper shading to the finish. Refined in feel. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Niepperg sample taken today! Very dark crimson. Almost rudely fruity on the nose! Very opulent indeed. Some inkiness on the finish. It's tempting to describe it as a right bank Graves so plush and velvety is it. Maybe it could do with just a little more freshness? Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2037

90

90

Pure dark fruit with rich acidity. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc on gravel soils – organic. Has potential but closed now. 50% new oak. Part owned by Stephan von Neipperg (Canon-la-Gaffelière). Apr 2016, Jane Anson, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2033

93

93

The Von Neipperg portfolio is very impressive in 2015, both on the Left and Right Banks. This is a scented, refined, textured Pessac that’s pure and nicely focused. The tannins glide across the palate supported by red fruits and refreshing acidity. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028



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Chart showing (to 22/11/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Clos Marsalette 2015
+£15.67     (+9.44%) Latest price:  £181.67
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