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1996 Clos du Marquis Léoville-Las Cases Bordeaux St Julien France Still wine

1996 Clos du Marquis

Léoville-Las Cases

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

The 1996 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (lower than recent vintages), 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot (that usually goes into Leoville-Las Cases). Much like the 1996 Potensac that I tasted alongside at the chateau, the nose is youthful and backward with blackberry, freshly tilled soil, cedar and tobacco scents that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, plenty of crisp and pure black fruit laced with cedar, harmonious and long. This is a great Saint Julien at 20 years of age, firing on all cylinders and, to be honest, surpassing some of the Grand Vins in this vintage. Probably still available at a decent price, this comes thoroughly recommended. Tasted July 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 91/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£783.00
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