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Château Marsau

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2018 Château Marsau  (Francs Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

With a strong floral character, the perfume also shows hints of cocoa, dark cherry, plum, and licorice notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, lifted, and vibrant, the wine finishes with sweet, fresh cherries along with a serious dose of minerality. Close to 80% of the crop was lost due to issues with mildew during the growing season. But the tiny crop that remained produced a fabulous wine that sells for a song. 92 Points

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2017 Château Marsau  (Francs Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Medium-bodied, forward, open and fresh with a core of red fruits, green, leafy herbs and bright, crisp, savory red fruits. You can easily enjoy this on release or age it for a couple of years to add more nuance. The wine was aged with no new oak to maintain the freshness in the fruit. 90 Points

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Flowers and sweet cassis with licorice and cocoa get this off to a going a good start. Fresh, forward, with salty tannins and round textures with bright red fruits in the finish. The estate lost 70% of their crop due to the frost. 90 Points

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2016 Château Marsau  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

Chocolate, licorice, black cherry, smoke, and herbs come alive in the perfume. The wine has depth, tannin, roundness and plenty of ripe, smoky black cherries and plummy fruit from start to finish. But interestingly, even though it is 100% Merlot, it needs at least a few more years in the cellar. This bottle took 90 minutes of decanting to pop. For the unprincely sum of $15, this is a winner. 90 Points

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Using 100% Merlot from the Cotes de Francs appellation, the wine shows good color, offering black raspberry, flowers and fennel. The wine is medium bodied, forward and soft, with a lush, round, dark red fruit and minerality based finish. The best wine yet from Chateau Marsau, this should age nicely. 91 Points

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2015 Château Marsau  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 90

From 100% Merlot, the wine is lush, round, fruity, forward and so easy to like. The dark cherry fruit is ripe, sweet and fresh with the right amount of wet earth, bitter cocoa and espresso bean to keep you interested. 90 Points

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2014 Château Marsau  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 88

Forward, round, plummy, early drinking, 100% Merlot wine with a nice chocolate accent in the easy to like, plush, black cherry finish. 88 Points

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2012 Château Marsau  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 87

Already mature, this juicy, sweet, lushly textured, medium bodied, 100% Merlot wine ends with a round, black cherry, mocha and licorice note. 87 Points

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2010 Château Marsau  (Bordeaux Côtes de Francs) 87

From 100% Merlot, this early drinker delivers spicy, black raspberries and floral notes, with a crisp, slightly herbal finish. 87 Points

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2009 Château Marsau  (Francs Côtes de Bordeaux) 88

Round, fleshy with an easy to like black cherry, licorice, espresso and cocoa character that is fully developed. 88 Points

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