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Château Marquis d'Alesme

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2018 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 95

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% alcohol. 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

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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.

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2016 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.75 and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels.

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2015 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 93

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% alcohol 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

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2014 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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

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2013 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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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% alcohol 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% alcohol and is aging in 60% new, oak. The wine was produced from yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare. 89-90 Pts

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2012 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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

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2011 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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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

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2010 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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Marquis d’Alesme From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol, 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

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2009 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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2005 Château Marquis d'Alesme  (Margaux) 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.

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