2015 Marojallia

Marojallia

91Average Score
Red
2020-2038
12x75cl
-
7 Immediate | 73 Marketplace
£340.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace
£172.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace
£32.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Drinking window
2020-2038
Critic Notes

A total pleasure bomb, the 2015 Marojallia is flat-out stunning. This spectacularly rich, flamboyant Margaux is endowed with serious depth to match its deep, unctuous personality. Layers of dark red cherry, plum, smoke, violets and menthol build as the wine opens up with air. Don't expect subtlety or restraint; Marojallia is an extravagantly lush, vivid, modern Margaux. But you will want a second glass after your first, and another after that. Marojallia is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot that saw 4-5 weeks on the skins and 100% new oak. Christophe Coupez and Michel Rolland consult. Wow! Tasted three times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 93-95/100Antonio Galloni

Best ever from here with blueberry, boysenberry and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body. Very velvety textured. Long, long finish. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

The 2015 Marojallia, from vines located between Le Tertre and Monbrison, is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. It unfolds in the glass with sumptuous black cherry and bilberry scents, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a little chalky in texture and it is quite muscular towards the finish, but it lingers nicely in the mouth. This has great potential, one of the best Marojallias that I have tasted. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2038

Score: 91-93/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2038

Energetic loganberry and blackberry fruit pumps along, supported by a fresh-edged bay leaf and iron finish. This has concentration, but it's silky and refined Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 90-93/100Wine Spectator

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot aged in 100% new French oak barrels, the 2015 Marojallia has an earthy, meaty, gamey nose with a core of baked cherries and mulberries and a waft of dusty earth. The palate is firm, chewy, a little lean and astringent with an herbal lift. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Dark purple. Rather obvious sweet oak on the nose. Then firm, even a little uncomfortably dry, on the palate. A bit too exaggerated for me. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2030

Score: 15-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2030
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2038
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2038
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