2017 Château Marquis d'Alesme Margaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2017 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 93

Blending 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 6%, Petit Verdot, the wine quickly shows off its floral essence with black cherry and spice box notes. Sweet and fresh, the wine is full bodied, soft, refined and displays its freshness and ripe cherries with a bit of cocoa just as you approach the endnote. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. The harvest took place between September 25 and October 6. 93 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Marquis d'Alesme, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Marquis d'Alesme can be enjoyed young with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Marquis d'Alesme is usually better with at least 7-9 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Marquis d'Alesme offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Marquis d'Alesme, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Marquis d'Alesme is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Marquis d'Alesme is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Marquis d'Alesme is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as a wide variety of hard and soft cheeses.