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Château La Marzelle

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2023
92
Licorice, black cherries, plums, and chocolate pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, and fresh, with layers of dark red berries, cocoa, licorice and spice, leaving you with chocolate-covered, black cherries, and a sprig of mint. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Licorice, black cherries, plums, and chocolate pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, and fresh, with layers of dark red berries, cocoa, licorice and spice, leaving you with chocolate-covered, black cherries, and a sprig of mint. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
94
With a strong floral essence, the wine is medium-bodied, supple, fresh, and energetic. The fruits are soft, refined, and edged with espresso, spice, and chocolate on the mid-palate, and in the soft, polished finish. Drink from 2025-2042. 94-95 Pts.

With a strong floral essence, the wine is medium-bodied, supple, fresh, and energetic. The fruits are soft, refined, and edged with espresso, spice, and chocolate on the mid-palate, and in the soft, polished finish. Drink from 2025-2042. 94-95 Pts.

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2021
90
Candied cherries and espresso with hints of cocoa pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, round and creamy with an herbal note in the finish that stick out. Drink from 2024-2035.

Candied cherries and espresso with hints of cocoa pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, round and creamy with an herbal note in the finish that stick out. Drink from 2024-2035.

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Silky, soft and supple, the wine is refined and loaded with ripe, sweet, polished, fresh, red fruits, licorice, cocoa and plums that are on display in the mid=palate though to the finish. Drink from 2023-2036. 89-91

Silky, soft and supple, the wine is refined and loaded with ripe, sweet, polished, fresh, red fruits, licorice, cocoa and plums that are on display in the mid=palate though to the finish. Drink from 2023-2036. 89-91

1,245 Views   Tasted
2020
94
Flowers, oak, spice and sweet red fruits dominate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, vibrant and silky, the round, supple finish leaves you with layers of espresso-tinted, silky, polished, soft, fresh, black and red fruits. La Marzelle continues to be an estate on the rise. Drink from 2023-2045.

Flowers, oak, spice and sweet red fruits dominate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, vibrant and silky, the round, supple finish leaves you with layers of espresso-tinted, silky, polished, soft, fresh, black and red fruits. La Marzelle continues to be an estate on the rise. Drink from 2023-2045.

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Polished, soft, silky and fresh, the black and red fruits taste as good as they feel. Medium-bodied, silky, rich, ripe and fleshy, the fruits are fresh, round and polished. La Marzelle continues to be an estate on the rise. 92-94 Pts

Polished, soft, silky and fresh, the black and red fruits taste as good as they feel. Medium-bodied, silky, rich, ripe and fleshy, the fruits are fresh, round and polished. La Marzelle continues to be an estate on the rise. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Dark plums and even darker chocolate along with mushrooms, wet earth, licorice and smoke create the bouquet. The wine is rich, full, deep, fresh and ready to deliver its layers of ripe, rich, supple-textured black cherries, spice and dark chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Give this about 2 years in the cellar and it will be a treat for 15 or more ears after that. Drink from 2024-2039.

Dark plums and even darker chocolate along with mushrooms, wet earth, licorice and smoke create the bouquet. The wine is rich, full, deep, fresh and ready to deliver its layers of ripe, rich, supple-textured black cherries, spice and dark chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Give this about 2 years in the cellar and it will be a treat for 15 or more ears after that. Drink from 2024-2039.

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Deep, dense and intense, with non-stop waves of licorice, dark red fruits, cocoa and coffee bean. The wine is round, fleshy, fresh and the lift in all the sweet fruits on the palate make this all come together perfectly. The wine is a blend 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 92-94 Pts

Deep, dense and intense, with non-stop waves of licorice, dark red fruits, cocoa and coffee bean. The wine is round, fleshy, fresh and the lift in all the sweet fruits on the palate make this all come together perfectly. The wine is a blend 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
Licorice, chocolate, black cherry, smoke and vanilla are all over the place. Silky, soft and polished, this medium-bodied gem is forward, fresh, fruity and vibrant. La Marzelle is a hot property that keeps getting better and still sells for a fair price.

Licorice, chocolate, black cherry, smoke and vanilla are all over the place. Silky, soft and polished, this medium-bodied gem is forward, fresh, fruity and vibrant. La Marzelle is a hot property that keeps getting better and still sells for a fair price.

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Inky and dense, the wine is lush, ripe, floral and loaded with dark cherries, espresso, smoke, licorice and round, silky textures. Vibrant and fruity with flesh on its bones, the finish is packed with dark black fruits. 92-94 Pts

Inky and dense, the wine is lush, ripe, floral and loaded with dark cherries, espresso, smoke, licorice and round, silky textures. Vibrant and fruity with flesh on its bones, the finish is packed with dark black fruits. 92-94 Pts

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2017
93
Showing good color, the wine is ripe, fleshy, rich and sweet,. Loads of licorice and black cherry are all over the place. The wine is supple, fresh and will be ready to go early in its life. This is another hot property that keeps getting better and still sells for a fair price.

Showing good color, the wine is ripe, fleshy, rich and sweet,. Loads of licorice and black cherry are all over the place. The wine is supple, fresh and will be ready to go early in its life. This is another hot property that keeps getting better and still sells for a fair price.

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2016
94
Showing a nice depth of color, the wine pops with black raspberries, licorice, smoke and spice box aromas. The wine is plush, rich, round and loaded to the gills with layers of black cherries, cocoa and licorice. There is density and lift, with luscious textures. This wine keeps getting better and better.

Showing a nice depth of color, the wine pops with black raspberries, licorice, smoke and spice box aromas. The wine is plush, rich, round and loaded to the gills with layers of black cherries, cocoa and licorice. There is density and lift, with luscious textures. This wine keeps getting better and better.

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Flowers and black raspberry scents are no effort to find, the wine is lush, polished, sweet, ripe and loaded with dark juicy plums, licorice and chocolate.

Flowers and black raspberry scents are no effort to find, the wine is lush, polished, sweet, ripe and loaded with dark juicy plums, licorice and chocolate.

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2015
93
After the ripe, sweet, black raspberries, plum and licorice, you find truffle notes in the background. The wine has density, silky tannins, freshness and a fruity finish that really works. This is already tasty, and it is going to age well too!

After the ripe, sweet, black raspberries, plum and licorice, you find truffle notes in the background. The wine has density, silky tannins, freshness and a fruity finish that really works. This is already tasty, and it is going to age well too!

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Here you find that elusive combination of a great, stylish wine, with good character selling for a fair price. The licorice coated, black cherries, dark chocolate and juicy plums are there from the initial sniff, through to the finial sip. This is already tasty, and it is going to age well too!

Here you find that elusive combination of a great, stylish wine, with good character selling for a fair price. The licorice coated, black cherries, dark chocolate and juicy plums are there from the initial sniff, through to the finial sip. This is already tasty, and it is going to age well too!

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This is a winner! The texture, with its silky, plummy, concentrated, sweet fruits, blast of licorice and earth, with hints of cocoa and licorice is a pleasure to taste. Young, obviously, but this is going to get better with 5-8 years of age.

This is a winner! The texture, with its silky, plummy, concentrated, sweet fruits, blast of licorice and earth, with hints of cocoa and licorice is a pleasure to taste. Young, obviously, but this is going to get better with 5-8 years of age.

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With good color, the wine opens with black licorice, earth and dark chocolate-covered berries. Silky, elegant and supple with weight and density, the fruits are ripe, fresh and polished. With Jean-Luc Thunevin helping, this wine has really kicked it up another notch in just a few years!

With good color, the wine opens with black licorice, earth and dark chocolate-covered berries. Silky, elegant and supple with weight and density, the fruits are ripe, fresh and polished. With Jean-Luc Thunevin helping, this wine has really kicked it up another notch in just a few years!

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2014
91
Showing better than it did during the April tastings, the wine is richer, fleshier and sweeter, with softer textures and additional complexities. With a high price to quality to ratio, this is a wine to keep track of as it continues to develop. 90-92 Pts

Showing better than it did during the April tastings, the wine is richer, fleshier and sweeter, with softer textures and additional complexities. With a high price to quality to ratio, this is a wine to keep track of as it continues to develop. 90-92 Pts

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This is the best wine the property has ever made. Jean Luc Thunevin, who was recently brought in as the new consultant, has done an excellent turn for the estate. Revealing the deepest color ever for a La Marzelle wine, it is flush with licorice, plum, coffee bean, black cherries and fresh, forward, polished textures. The wine was made from a blend of 0% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

This is the best wine the property has ever made. Jean Luc Thunevin, who was recently brought in as the new consultant, has done an excellent turn for the estate. Revealing the deepest color ever for a La Marzelle wine, it is flush with licorice, plum, coffee bean, black cherries and fresh, forward, polished textures. The wine was made from a blend of 0% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

2,981 Views   Tasted
2013
83
Sharp plum and bright red berry flavors end with a tangy, cherry finish. 83-85 Pts

Sharp plum and bright red berry flavors end with a tangy, cherry finish. 83-85 Pts

3,261 Views   Tasted
2012
83
Light in color, lacking in concentration, the wine ends with a short, red berry finish.

Light in color, lacking in concentration, the wine ends with a short, red berry finish.

3,555 Views   Tasted
2010
87
Medium-bodied, almost light, the wine is round, soft, and close to fully developed with a core of earthy, dark cherry and licorice notes. It should be noted that starting with the 2015 vintage, the wines here are markedly better.

Medium-bodied, almost light, the wine is round, soft, and close to fully developed with a core of earthy, dark cherry and licorice notes. It should be noted that starting with the 2015 vintage, the wines here are markedly better.

2,116 Views   Tasted
2009
88
From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine serves up fresh, sweet black cherries, earth and thyme on the nose. The wine is open, medium bodied and ends with a dusty, cherry and herb finish.

From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine serves up fresh, sweet black cherries, earth and thyme on the nose. The wine is open, medium bodied and ends with a dusty, cherry and herb finish.

4,099 Views   Tasted