2016 Clos Margalaine (2nd wine of Marojallia)

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Clos Margalaine (2nd wine of Marojallia) 2016
+£1.90     (+1%) Latest price:  £191.90
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Average Score 89.21

Tar, blackberries and blueberries. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Linear and pretty. Polished and fine. Mar 2017,
The 2016 Clos Margalaine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. It was aged in 33% new French oak barrels, 33% one-year-old barrels and 33% stainless steel tanks. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a spicy nose of cinnamon and fenugreek with warm black cherries and stewed plums plus a touch of sauteed herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, refreshing, savory and elegantly played with an herbal lift. 2,250 cases produced. Nov 2018,
The 2016 Clos Margalaine, the second wine of Marojallia, is gorgeous. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, torrefaction, licorice and menthol are all pushed forward in this racy, exotically ripe Margaux. Rich and extracted in style, the 2016 is flamboyant and not at all subtle, but it is also quite delicious. Tasted three times. Apr 2017,
Soft yet persistent, with enticing plum and blackberry puree flavors that glide over the velvety tannins. A light ganache echo runs through the finish. Apr 2017, James Molesworth,
The second wine of Château Marojallia, owned by Philippe Porcheron. Unfortunately the main wine didn't make it to the tasting where I tried this, but you still get some traces of the rich, bristling signature of Marojallia, 'the original garage wine of Margaux'. Don't look for Margaux typicity, instead look for the juicy, ripely fruited palate that will give plenty of early drinking pleasure. Apr 2017,, Drink: 2025-2040
The 2016 Clos Margalaine is a blend of 50% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 33% new oak. It has a very sweet and slightly cloying bouquet with a lot of sucrosity, missing the delineation of others. The palate has plenty of tannins on the entry, quite Saint Julien-like in style, some attractive fruit but that finish just feels a little too dry at the moment. I preferred the 2015 at this same stage. Apr 17,, Drink: 2021-2028 Apr 2017,, Drink: 2021-2028
Exceptionally dark, blackish purple. Very opulent nose but with spice and intrigue too. Sort of cordite fireworks scent but very severe, tough tannins. Not remotely ready. Clearly an extremely ambitious wine but not fun to drink. A bit like a fermented liquid in which cinders had been macerated. No follow-through. Apr 2017,, Drink: 2021-2027

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