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Château Marquis d'Alesme

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2023
91
The striking nose pops with flowers, orange rind, ginger, pineapple, white peach with a touch of Indian, peppery spice. The wine is sweet, fruity, creamy, and complex. There is richness as well as lift. It is a unique profile. Its uniqueness comes from its blend of Petit Manseng, and Albarino. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and aged in used French oak barrels. Drink from 2024-2030. 91 Pts.

The striking nose pops with flowers, orange rind, ginger, pineapple, white peach with a touch of Indian, peppery spice. The wine is sweet, fruity, creamy, and complex. There is richness as well as lift. It is a unique profile. Its uniqueness comes from its blend of Petit Manseng, and Albarino. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and aged in used French oak barrels. Drink from 2024-2030. 91 Pts.

536 Views   Tasted
2023
94
The perfume pops with flowers, cherries, mint, tobacco, smoke, mocha, and cedar. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, and lifted, with a spicy edge to the red berries. There is a chalky, marine influence that comes through on the back end of the finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. 3.5 pH. The harvest took place from September 16 - October 6. Yields were only 32 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2028-2055. 93-95 Pts.

The perfume pops with flowers, cherries, mint, tobacco, smoke, mocha, and cedar. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, and lifted, with a spicy edge to the red berries. There is a chalky, marine influence that comes through on the back end of the finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. 3.5 pH. The harvest took place from September 16 - October 6. Yields were only 32 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2028-2055. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
95
Deep in color, with just a bit of swirling you find flowers, mint-leaves, black currants, plums, and cherry aromatics. On the palate, the wine is silky, creamy, and fresh. The fruits are sweet, energetic, and long. There is purity in the berries, length and elegance. The fruit produces an impact on the palate that lingers, building in intensity in the finish. The end notes get even better as you find a touch of peppery spice, mint, and chocolate-covered plums. The wine blends 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. 3.65 pH. The harvest took place September 15 - October 4. Yields were only 22 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 94-96 Pts.

Deep in color, with just a bit of swirling you find flowers, mint-leaves, black currants, plums, and cherry aromatics. On the palate, the wine is silky, creamy, and fresh. The fruits are sweet, energetic, and long. There is purity in the berries, length and elegance. The fruit produces an impact on the palate that lingers, building in intensity in the finish. The end notes get even better as you find a touch of peppery spice, mint, and chocolate-covered plums. The wine blends 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. 3.65 pH. The harvest took place September 15 - October 4. Yields were only 22 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
93
Violets, licorice, black cherries, chocolate, and plum aromas fill the perfume. The palate is balanced between supple textures, layers of fruit and freshness. The finish offers an herbal, and minty edge to its wealth of red fruits. Drink from 2025-2042.

Violets, licorice, black cherries, chocolate, and plum aromas fill the perfume. The palate is balanced between supple textures, layers of fruit and freshness. The finish offers an herbal, and minty edge to its wealth of red fruits. Drink from 2025-2042.

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Cedar, flowers, cocoa, mint leaf and red fruits shine in the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh and juicy, with a fruity mid-palate and a refreshing, savory edge to the finish. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2044. 91-93

Cedar, flowers, cocoa, mint leaf and red fruits shine in the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh and juicy, with a fruity mid-palate and a refreshing, savory edge to the finish. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2044. 91-93

1,786 Views   Tasted
2020
95
Lilacs, roses, licorice, espresso, spice and wild cherries, along with a hint of tobacco leaf shoot from the glass. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, polished and generous, the fruit is full-bodied, fresh and rich, leaving you with layers of perfectly ripe, plums, cherries and touch of chocolate that comes in at the end. Drink from 2024-2050.

Lilacs, roses, licorice, espresso, spice and wild cherries, along with a hint of tobacco leaf shoot from the glass. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, polished and generous, the fruit is full-bodied, fresh and rich, leaving you with layers of perfectly ripe, plums, cherries and touch of chocolate that comes in at the end. Drink from 2024-2050.

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Violets, lilacs, cherry pipe tobacco, plums, currants, spice and blackberry aromatics fill the perfume. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, round, juicy, fresh and rich, with layers of perfectly ripe, silky, plums, cherries, currants, espresso and spice. The luxurious, rich finish hits all the right notes as it lingers on your palate. 94-96 Pts

Violets, lilacs, cherry pipe tobacco, plums, currants, spice and blackberry aromatics fill the perfume. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, round, juicy, fresh and rich, with layers of perfectly ripe, silky, plums, cherries, currants, espresso and spice. The luxurious, rich finish hits all the right notes as it lingers on your palate. 94-96 Pts

4,248 Views   Tasted
2019
96
Elegant, soft, silky, and sensuous, the wine is rich, ripe and almost over-flowing with waves of polished, sweet, fresh, plums, dark cherries, licorice, 5 spice, espresso bean, and dark chocolate on the backend. Over the past few years, they have really picked up the volume here at Chateau Marquis d'Alesme. For a wine from the Margaux appellation at this level of quality and price, my tip of the day is, buy it! Drink from 2026-2050.

Elegant, soft, silky, and sensuous, the wine is rich, ripe and almost over-flowing with waves of polished, sweet, fresh, plums, dark cherries, licorice, 5 spice, espresso bean, and dark chocolate on the backend. Over the past few years, they have really picked up the volume here at Chateau Marquis d'Alesme. For a wine from the Margaux appellation at this level of quality and price, my tip of the day is, buy it! Drink from 2026-2050.

4,352 Views   Tasted
Flowers, tobacco leaf, smoke, licorice, wet earth and fresh red fruits. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot reaching 14% ABV and is aging in 50% new French oak barrels. 93-95 Pts

Flowers, tobacco leaf, smoke, licorice, wet earth and fresh red fruits. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot reaching 14% ABV and is aging in 50% new French oak barrels. 93-95 Pts

7,985 Views   Tasted
2018
95
Voluptuous, silky, fresh, concentrated, full-bodied, rich and packed with layers of perfectly ripe, sweet, silky textured, red and black fruits. The weight, depth of flavor, complexity, length and opulent finish is just great. This has a long future with at least 2-3 decades of positive evolution ahead. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Voluptuous, silky, fresh, concentrated, full-bodied, rich and packed with layers of perfectly ripe, sweet, silky textured, red and black fruits. The weight, depth of flavor, complexity, length and opulent finish is just great. This has a long future with at least 2-3 decades of positive evolution ahead. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

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With a touch of smoke, earth, red fruits, violets and espresso, this wine is rich, polished and loaded with ripe, juicy, sweet vibrant fruits. The wine was made from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV. Talk about a home run, this is one of the most improved estates in the Margaux appellation and it still sells for a song! 94-96 Pts

With a touch of smoke, earth, red fruits, violets and espresso, this wine is rich, polished and loaded with ripe, juicy, sweet vibrant fruits. The wine was made from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV. Talk about a home run, this is one of the most improved estates in the Margaux appellation and it still sells for a song! 94-96 Pts

9,682 Views   Tasted
2017
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% ABV. The harvest took place between September 25 and October 6.

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% ABV. The harvest took place between September 25 and October 6.

4,635 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Elegant, refined, deep and pure, the wine is silky, fresh, deep and concentrated. The dark fruits easily fill your palate with soft, silky tannins, juicy ripe ripes and a lush, polished, sexy finish. This is a Margaux to keep an eye on.

Elegant, refined, deep and pure, the wine is silky, fresh, deep and concentrated. The dark fruits easily fill your palate with soft, silky tannins, juicy ripe ripes and a lush, polished, sexy finish. This is a Margaux to keep an eye on.

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Blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc produced a deeply colored wine. The bouquet evokes wet earth, truffle, licorice, dark red fruits and flowers. Sweet boysenberry and cherry fruits, full body and a long, vibrant finish with polished, ripe tannins are what you'll find here. The wine reached 14% ABV with a pH of 3.75 and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels.

Blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc produced a deeply colored wine. The bouquet evokes wet earth, truffle, licorice, dark red fruits and flowers. Sweet boysenberry and cherry fruits, full body and a long, vibrant finish with polished, ripe tannins are what you'll find here. The wine reached 14% ABV with a pH of 3.75 and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels.

7,359 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Coming along nicely, the wine is already softening, filling out, and adding layers of complexity. Rich, full-bodied, lush, silky, and fresh, the layers of deep black and red fruits feel great on your palate and in the long, showy finish. This is developing in all the right ways. Drink from 2025-2045.

Coming along nicely, the wine is already softening, filling out, and adding layers of complexity. Rich, full-bodied, lush, silky, and fresh, the layers of deep black and red fruits feel great on your palate and in the long, showy finish. This is developing in all the right ways. Drink from 2025-2045.

4,582 Views   Tasted
In the middle or at the top of my score is where this beauty is going to end up. The fruit is ripe, the nose offers fresh picked flowers, cherries and earth, and the finish follows through on everything.

In the middle or at the top of my score is where this beauty is going to end up. The fruit is ripe, the nose offers fresh picked flowers, cherries and earth, and the finish follows through on everything.

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Deep in color with florals, black cherry liqueur, boysenberry and dark cocoa in the nose, this wine is rich, plump, full-bodied and voluptuous in texture with a wealth of ripe, sweet, fresh fruits and lush tannins in the mouth that really linger. The first vintage produced in their new cellars has elevated the estate to another level. Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and is aging in 65% new, French oak barrels. With a new showcase cellar and a commitment to quality with a spare-no-expense attitude, this is a wine to watch. 92 - 94 Pts

Deep in color with florals, black cherry liqueur, boysenberry and dark cocoa in the nose, this wine is rich, plump, full-bodied and voluptuous in texture with a wealth of ripe, sweet, fresh fruits and lush tannins in the mouth that really linger. The first vintage produced in their new cellars has elevated the estate to another level. Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.6 and is aging in 65% new, French oak barrels. With a new showcase cellar and a commitment to quality with a spare-no-expense attitude, this is a wine to watch. 92 - 94 Pts

4,584 Views   Tasted
2014
90
A catchy nose of cassis and flowers, this wine has the structure to age coupled with a luxuriously fresh, ripe, fruit-filled charm. The wine was produced from 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels. With a new showcase cellar just completed, and a commitment to quality at a spare no expense attitude, this is a wine to watch out for. 89-91 Pts

A catchy nose of cassis and flowers, this wine has the structure to age coupled with a luxuriously fresh, ripe, fruit-filled charm. The wine was produced from 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels. With a new showcase cellar just completed, and a commitment to quality at a spare no expense attitude, this is a wine to watch out for. 89-91 Pts

4,446 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Flowers and cherry pipe tobacco aromas create the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, medium bodied, soft and fresh, ending with black raspberries and spice in the finish. Give this 2-3 years to develop more complexity.

Flowers and cherry pipe tobacco aromas create the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, medium bodied, soft and fresh, ending with black raspberries and spice in the finish. Give this 2-3 years to develop more complexity.

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With oak, fennel, black cherry and earthy accents, the wine is soft, polished, fresh and medium bodied with a sweet dark cherry finish. This should drink well on release. The wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 60% new French oak. From a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 60% new, oak. The wine was produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. 89-90 Pts

With oak, fennel, black cherry and earthy accents, the wine is soft, polished, fresh and medium bodied with a sweet dark cherry finish. This should drink well on release. The wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 60% new French oak. From a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 60% new, oak. The wine was produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. 89-90 Pts

3,138 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Medium-bodied with good freshness and a floral, earthy, licorice and cassis nose, the wine is a success for the vintage. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied with good freshness and a floral, earthy, licorice and cassis nose, the wine is a success for the vintage. 89-91 Pts

3,351 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Tannic, medium bodied and with the right amount of raw materials needed to age and develop, the wine will take a few years to soften and show its dark cherry fruits.

Tannic, medium bodied and with the right amount of raw materials needed to age and develop, the wine will take a few years to soften and show its dark cherry fruits.

2,921 Views   Tasted
From an assemblage of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 80% new oak for between 18 and 20 months. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare. Ruby in color with coffee, licorice and blackberry. Round and plush in texture, the wine finishes with sweet, ripe cassis and dark chocolate. 90-91 Pts

From an assemblage of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 80% new oak for between 18 and 20 months. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare. Ruby in color with coffee, licorice and blackberry. Round and plush in texture, the wine finishes with sweet, ripe cassis and dark chocolate. 90-91 Pts

3,698 Views   Tasted
2010
91
Deep purple in color, licorice, earth, espresso and blackberry, the wine is concentrated, round and polished, ending with sweet blackberry, chocolate and a kiss of oak.

Deep purple in color, licorice, earth, espresso and blackberry, the wine is concentrated, round and polished, ending with sweet blackberry, chocolate and a kiss of oak.

5,172 Views   Tasted
Marquis d’Alesme From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% ABV, but there is no sensation of heat in the beautiful Margaux wine. Deep purple in color, with a perfume of licorice, flowers, earth and sweet dark berries, the full bodied, round textured wine ends with a long, fresh, chocolate covered blackberry finish. With the efforts of Marjolaine Maurice De Coninck, Delphine Kolasa, new cellars and the hiring of Michel Rolland, this property is experiencing a much needed renaissance. If prices remain fair, this could be one of the top wines to seek out for a combination of quality and value in the Medoc. 92-94 Pts

Marquis d’Alesme From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% ABV, but there is no sensation of heat in the beautiful Margaux wine. Deep purple in color, with a perfume of licorice, flowers, earth and sweet dark berries, the full bodied, round textured wine ends with a long, fresh, chocolate covered blackberry finish. With the efforts of Marjolaine Maurice De Coninck, Delphine Kolasa, new cellars and the hiring of Michel Rolland, this property is experiencing a much needed renaissance. If prices remain fair, this could be one of the top wines to seek out for a combination of quality and value in the Medoc. 92-94 Pts

5,306 Views   Tasted
2009
88
Blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, this ruby colored wine offers light aromas of chocolate covered cherry, pepper, licorice, earth and mint. On the palate, this medium bodied, soft textured wine features bright, tart cherry and green olive flavors. I'd drink this on the young side. Things took a big step in the right direction with the 2010 wine, which is one of the better value plays from Margaux.

Blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, this ruby colored wine offers light aromas of chocolate covered cherry, pepper, licorice, earth and mint. On the palate, this medium bodied, soft textured wine features bright, tart cherry and green olive flavors. I'd drink this on the young side. Things took a big step in the right direction with the 2010 wine, which is one of the better value plays from Margaux.

8,111 Views   Tasted
2005
85
Fully mature, light in color, light in fruit and delivering more secondary, earth, tobacco, green, leafy notes than its red fruits. Soft texture, without the stuffing for much aging, this is a wine to open over the next few years. Current vintages from the new owner show marked improvements.

Fully mature, light in color, light in fruit and delivering more secondary, earth, tobacco, green, leafy notes than its red fruits. Soft texture, without the stuffing for much aging, this is a wine to open over the next few years. Current vintages from the new owner show marked improvements.

4,626 Views   Tasted