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Chateau Marjosse Entre Deux Mers Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Marjosse, Entre Deux Mers,  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

Chateau Marjosse is the home estate for Pierre Lurton.  Pierre Lurton is best known as the Managing Director of two First Growth Bordeaux estates. Chateau Cheval Blanc in St. Emilion and Chateau d’Yquem in Sauternes. But he also produces some of the best red and white Bordeaux wine from the Entre Deux Mers appellation at his Chateau Marjosse estate.

The affable, charming, Pierre Lurton took over the responsibility of managing Chateau Marjosse in 1990. When Pierre Lurton began at Chateau Marjosse, the estate started out with only 12 hectares.  Soon, his father gave Pierre 34 additional hectares and Chateau Marjosse was on the way.  Pierre Lurton has continued to increase his vineyard holdings and has made considerable renovations in the wine making facilities. Under the care of Pierre Lurton, Chateau Marjosse updated their vinification facilities and built a new vat house.  Most of that work was completed by the 2000 vintage.  The design of the buildings are unique to the Entre Deux Mers appellation, with its Italian looking frontage.

Today, Chateau Marjosse is a large, 65 hectare property for the production of both red and white, Bordeaux wine. At Chateau Marjosse, 45 planted hectares are used to produce red Bordeaux wine. Chateau Marjosse has 16 hectares devoted to the production of white Bordeaux wine. In the vineyards, Pierre Lurton watched over a replanting of the vines which led to replanting them with much tighter spacing for the new vines. For the production of the white wine, the vines are planted to 45% Semillon, 45% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscadelle. For the production of the red wine, the vineyard of Chateau Marjosse is planted to 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The terroir of Chateau Marjosse is sand with clay.

Chateau Marjosse is vinified in temperature controlled cement vats and aged in French oak barrels. There is a second wine, Boisset la Chapelle. The estate also produces a wine from purchased grape sources, Lurton La Chapelle.

Chateau Marjosse is a nice, early drinking Bordeaux wine that sells for a friendly price. Marjosse is a wine to drink young, within the first few years after bottling. Chateau Marjosse is a contender for one of the best wines from the Entre Deux Mers.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Marjosse Blanc

    1. Grapefruit, lemon and lime, refreshing, lively and fun to drink. This well-priced Bordeaux Blanc is a perfect summer white wine for easy drinking. 87 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Marjosse

    1. Light red berries, herbs, soft textures and forward personality make this a fun, value-priced wine to drink in its first few years of life. 84-87 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Château Marjosse Blanc

    1. With citrus and a touch of grapefruit, this fresh, bright, refreshing and well-priced Bordeaux Blanc is one of the better values from Entre deux Mers. 85-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  4. 2011 Château Marjosse Blanc

    1. The home estate of Pierre Lurton, the director of Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem. 45% Semillon, 45% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscadelle combine to produce a wine with floral lemon and grapefruit scents, good acidity and an easy-to-like lime and grapefruit finish. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  5. 2011 Château Marjosse

    1. The home estate of Pierre Lurton, the director of Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem. Blended from 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and planted on limestone and clay terroir, the wine is aged in 30% new oak and reached 13.5% alcohol. Cocoa, red berry and herbs with medium body and a fresh cherry finish. This will drink well on release. 86-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  6. 2010 Château Marjosse

    1. Simple, easy to drink quaffer with fresh, red berries and spice, this value Bordeaux wine is best consumed on the young side.

      86 points - Tasted
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  7. 2009 Château Marjosse

    1. A nice Bordeaux value wine with blackberry, plum, earth and forest scents, medium body and soft textures. This crowd pleasing style of wine is best enjoyed on the young side.

      88 points - Tasted
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  8. 2005 Château Marjosse

    1. With sweet black cherries, earth and tobacco, this soft textured, medium bodied wine has already reached its apogee and needs to be drunk up over the next few years before the fruit begins to fade.

      85 points - Tasted
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