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Marojallia, Margaux Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

It is a known fact that Bordeaux wine and the Bordeaux region was favored by the ancient Romans. There are numerous remains of their efforts scattered over the right and left bank. In fact, the ancient Roman’s coined a word for what we now call the region of Margaux , Marojallia. The famed Roman poet Ausonius is credited for having came up with the word.

Chateau Ausone in St. Emilon also took its name from Ausonius. However, that is one of the few ties to ancient history this property has. Marojallia is one of the few “microcuvée’s” Bordeaux wine producers in the left bank.  Marojallia was the first, small, boutique property in the Medoc. The chateau is situated in Margaux, not far from the village of Margaux.

Philippe Porcheron produced the debut vintage of Marojallia in 1999. This was with the help of Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud from Valandraud in St. Emilion.  Murielle Andraud worked with the estate on their 1999 and 2000 vintages. After that date, Michel Rolland was retained as consultant oenologist.

Due to the unconventional wine making views of Marojallia, (unconventional for the Medoc is a much more accurate statement), the new owner was initially greeted with doubt from some of his neighbors.

However, the quality of Marojallia is there. All anyone needs to do is taste the wine.  But because the production of this Left Bank Bordeaux wine is small and prices are high, it is difficult to find. In a recent tasting in of all the top 2000 wines in 2010, the wine showed well and had ample stuffing to continue to age and evolve.  Marojallia added a hotel, restaurant and conference facilities to their Margaux property. 

The vineyard area extends 4 hectares and is planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Yields are often tiny at 25 hectoliters per hectare. The wine of Marojallia is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine of Chateau Marojallia is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for between 18 to 24 months. On average, 450 cases of Marojallia are produced per year. They also produce a second wine, Clos Margalaine. There is a boutique hotel attached to the property that is owned by the same family.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Marojallia

    1. Deep in color for the vintage, this wine is tight and needs coaxing to reveal aromas of coffee bean and black raspberry. Soft, polished and forward, it’s all about the sweet black cherries on the palate with a lot of oak in the end note. 88-90 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Marojallia

    1. Truffle, tobacco, earth, licorice and blackberry scents open to a blackberry-filled wine that shows almost too much oak in the chocolate and black cherry-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Marojallia

    1. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Merlot produce a wine that’s deep ruby in color. Oak, coffee, jammy strawberry and vanilla scents open to a fresh, plum- and cassis-filled wine that ends with oak, blackberry jam and coffee bean in the finish. 89-91 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Marojallia

    1. Marojaillia Deep dark ruby color, oak, black raspberry and licorice scents are followed by a dense, round, sweet, licorice, chocolate and boysenberry filled palate. This is a rich, opulent textured wine of pleasure. 92-94 Pts

      93 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Marojallia

    1. Espresso bean, vanilla, chocolate, black cherry, truffle and earthy scents produce an interesting perfume. Lush, round and silky, this opulent, black cherry and dark cocoa filled wine has a lot to offer with its ripe fruit and plush textures.

      92 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Château Marojallia

    1. Wet earth, smoke, caramel, coffee, dark berries and stone create the perfume. Soft, round and supple in texture, the wine is foiled with fresh black cherry and dark, bitter chocolate. Give it a few more years.

      91 points - Tasted
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  7. 2007 Château Marojallia

    1. Herbs, coffee, red fruits and soft in texture, the wine ends with cherries and oak in the finish. Drink now as it will not age well from here.

      89 points - Tasted
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  8. 2006 Château Marojallia

    1. Light ruby in color, forest floor, truffle, strawberry, blackberry, earth and herb scents open to a round, soft textured, sweet, red and black cherry filled wine that is starting to show well.

      91 points - Tasted
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  9. 2005 Château Marojallia

    1. Earth, truffle, coffee, cocoa, black cherry, plum, forest floor and mineral scents are found in the perfume. Good concentration of flavor, with supple, fleshy textures and a round, fresh, chocolate, black cherry and blackberry finish. Still tannic, give it another 3-5 years.

      93 points - Tasted
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  10. 2000 Château Marojallia

    1. This offers an intriguing perfume of truffle, earth, mocha, black berry and black cherry scents. This is a very sexy style of Margaux that combines plush, opulent textures with ripe, round fruit.

      93 points - Tasted
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