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Clos Marsalette

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2023
91
Tobacco, blackberries, and barbecue smoke open the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, ripe, and accessible, the wine is sweet, round, and fruity. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

Tobacco, blackberries, and barbecue smoke open the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, ripe, and accessible, the wine is sweet, round, and fruity. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

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2023
91
Flowers, green apples, white, with spicy accents of ginger, and peppery spice, the wine is bright, fresh and crisp, with a citrus, chalk, and green apple finish. The wine blends 56% Sauvignon Blanc with 44% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2030. 91 Pts.

Flowers, green apples, white, with spicy accents of ginger, and peppery spice, the wine is bright, fresh and crisp, with a citrus, chalk, and green apple finish. The wine blends 56% Sauvignon Blanc with 44% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2030. 91 Pts.

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2022
92
Smoke, black fruits, and tobacco leaf form the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, elegant, creamy, fresh, and elegant, leaving you with sweet, black fruits with a touch of leafy-tobacco in the finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2034. 91-93 Pts.

Smoke, black fruits, and tobacco leaf form the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, elegant, creamy, fresh, and elegant, leaving you with sweet, black fruits with a touch of leafy-tobacco in the finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2034. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
91
White peach, flowers, pears, orange marmalade, white flowers, and banana from the nose. On the palate, the wine is fruity, creamy, forward, and sweet with hints of tropical notes in the finish. The wine blends 55% Sauvignon Blanc with 45% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts.

White peach, flowers, pears, orange marmalade, white flowers, and banana from the nose. On the palate, the wine is fruity, creamy, forward, and sweet with hints of tropical notes in the finish. The wine blends 55% Sauvignon Blanc with 45% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts.

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, with a core of smoky, minty, floral-accented, red fruits in the nose and on the palate. The wine is soft, semi-polished, vibrant and spicy, as well as ready-to-go on release. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2034.

Medium-bodied, with a core of smoky, minty, floral-accented, red fruits in the nose and on the palate. The wine is soft, semi-polished, vibrant and spicy, as well as ready-to-go on release. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Fresh, sweet, ripe, red fruits with tobacco leaf on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and vibrant, with a crisp, chewy edge and a touch of salinity and cocoa in the finish. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-91

Fresh, sweet, ripe, red fruits with tobacco leaf on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and vibrant, with a crisp, chewy edge and a touch of salinity and cocoa in the finish. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-91

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2021
92
Honeysuckle, white flowers, green apples, vanilla, orange and spice nuances blend together to create perfume as well as the fresh, creamy, yellow, citrus-filled palate. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc with 40% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2029.

Honeysuckle, white flowers, green apples, vanilla, orange and spice nuances blend together to create perfume as well as the fresh, creamy, yellow, citrus-filled palate. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc with 40% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2029.

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Flowers, orange rind, green apple, honeysuckle and lemons already express their character in the perfume and on the fresh, creamy, yellow, citrus-filled palate. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc with 40% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2028. 92-92

Flowers, orange rind, green apple, honeysuckle and lemons already express their character in the perfume and on the fresh, creamy, yellow, citrus-filled palate. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc with 40% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2028. 92-92

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2020
92
Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, silky, fresh and vibrant with a core of cocoa-dusted, plums, cherries, currants, and leafy herbs. Refined, and polished on the palate, with an energetic, tobacco-infused, cherry filled mouthful of fruit, with a hint of chalk, espresso and dark chocolate, this is going to be great with a year or two of age. Drink from 2024-2040.

Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, silky, fresh and vibrant with a core of cocoa-dusted, plums, cherries, currants, and leafy herbs. Refined, and polished on the palate, with an energetic, tobacco-infused, cherry filled mouthful of fruit, with a hint of chalk, espresso and dark chocolate, this is going to be great with a year or two of age. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Soft, silky, fresh and lively, the wine is also on the savory side on the nose and palate. Lushly textured, medium-bodied, round, elegant and smoky, the wine finishes with tobacco leaf, and spicy red berries. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. If you can wait 3 years or so, this will really start showing well. Enjoy it for the next 12 years after that. 91-93 Pts

Soft, silky, fresh and lively, the wine is also on the savory side on the nose and palate. Lushly textured, medium-bodied, round, elegant and smoky, the wine finishes with tobacco leaf, and spicy red berries. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. If you can wait 3 years or so, this will really start showing well. Enjoy it for the next 12 years after that. 91-93 Pts

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2020
92
Flowers, vanilla, orange rind, white peach, and pineapple create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, creamy and fruity with a lush, sweet, yellow citrus finish. Drink from 2023- 2033.

Flowers, vanilla, orange rind, white peach, and pineapple create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, creamy and fruity with a lush, sweet, yellow citrus finish. Drink from 2023- 2033.

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White peach, orange rind, pineapple, green apple and herbs open the aromatic profile. Creamy, fresh, sweet and fruity, with green apples, yellow citrus and mango in the finish to rounds things off. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. 92 Pts

White peach, orange rind, pineapple, green apple and herbs open the aromatic profile. Creamy, fresh, sweet and fruity, with green apples, yellow citrus and mango in the finish to rounds things off. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. 92 Pts

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2019
92
Creamy, round and lush in texture, the wine offers white peach, flowers, honeysuckle, mango, lemon rind and vanilla bean notes. Fresh, juicy and creamy, with a yellow citrus finish, the wine blends equal parts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2022-2029.

Creamy, round and lush in texture, the wine offers white peach, flowers, honeysuckle, mango, lemon rind and vanilla bean notes. Fresh, juicy and creamy, with a yellow citrus finish, the wine blends equal parts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2022-2029.

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Honeysuckle, mango, white peach, orange rind with a background note of vanilla. Creamy, round and lush in texture, the wine balances between sweet, ripe and fresh, with yellow and orange citrus notes in the finish. The wine blends equal parts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. 92 Pts

Honeysuckle, mango, white peach, orange rind with a background note of vanilla. Creamy, round and lush in texture, the wine balances between sweet, ripe and fresh, with yellow and orange citrus notes in the finish. The wine blends equal parts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. 92 Pts

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2019
92
Dark in color, the wine quickly shows off its deep, red fruits, wet earth, spice, flowers, smoke and touch of salt on the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, creamy, fresh and fruity with a finish packed with black cherries, plums and spicy, fresh red currants. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it will be even better! Drink from 2024-2033.

Dark in color, the wine quickly shows off its deep, red fruits, wet earth, spice, flowers, smoke and touch of salt on the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, creamy, fresh and fruity with a finish packed with black cherries, plums and spicy, fresh red currants. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it will be even better! Drink from 2024-2033.

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Black, red and blue fruit, smoke and spice create the nose. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant, with supple tannins, silky textures, freshness and polished sweet fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

Black, red and blue fruit, smoke and spice create the nose. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant, with supple tannins, silky textures, freshness and polished sweet fruits in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Clearly the best vintage of Clos Marsalette produced yet, the wine pops on the nose with sweet, smoky fruits, tobacco wrapper, forest leaf and wild cherry aromas. Medium/full-bodied, lush, round textured fresh, juicy, spicy red fruits provide length, freshness and complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.

Clearly the best vintage of Clos Marsalette produced yet, the wine pops on the nose with sweet, smoky fruits, tobacco wrapper, forest leaf and wild cherry aromas. Medium/full-bodied, lush, round textured fresh, juicy, spicy red fruits provide length, freshness and complexity. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.

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Smoky dark red, pit fruits, cedar and wet earth open the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium/full bodied, round, juicy and fruity with a smoked, dark, red berry finish. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

Smoky dark red, pit fruits, cedar and wet earth open the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium/full bodied, round, juicy and fruity with a smoked, dark, red berry finish. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

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2018
91
Flowers, green apples, lemon curd, honeysuckle and pomelo aromatics work perfectly with the fresh, juicy, palate presence.

Flowers, green apples, lemon curd, honeysuckle and pomelo aromatics work perfectly with the fresh, juicy, palate presence.

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Vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and pomelo are front and center and in the finish as well. Drink this young for its sweet, pure fruity character.

Vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and pomelo are front and center and in the finish as well. Drink this young for its sweet, pure fruity character.

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2017
91
Vanilla bean and pomelo, a bit of orange peel adds complexity to the nose. The wine is fresh, lively and ready to go with its bright, citrus character.

Vanilla bean and pomelo, a bit of orange peel adds complexity to the nose. The wine is fresh, lively and ready to go with its bright, citrus character.

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2017
91
Medium bodied with a sweet, smoky, black cherry character, the wine is forward, soft and earthy and will definitely drink well for at least a decade.

Medium bodied with a sweet, smoky, black cherry character, the wine is forward, soft and earthy and will definitely drink well for at least a decade.

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2016
91
Smoke, dark cherry and tobacco notes create the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, supple, and forward, with a dark cherry and espresso filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Smoke, dark cherry and tobacco notes create the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, supple, and forward, with a dark cherry and espresso filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
90
Vanilla, pomelo, tropical fruit, lemon and honeysuckle get you going. Ripe, sweet, round with juicy, with a citrus, dominated finish.

Vanilla, pomelo, tropical fruit, lemon and honeysuckle get you going. Ripe, sweet, round with juicy, with a citrus, dominated finish.

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2015
91
Smoke, coffee bean, cigar box and dark, red fruits shape a silky, polished, sweet, fresh, tobacco-singed wine with real character and selling for a song. There is no better wine for the money today in Pessac Leognan than Clos Marsalette. 90 - 92 Pts

Smoke, coffee bean, cigar box and dark, red fruits shape a silky, polished, sweet, fresh, tobacco-singed wine with real character and selling for a song. There is no better wine for the money today in Pessac Leognan than Clos Marsalette. 90 - 92 Pts

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2015
90
Grapefruit, vanilla and fresh squeezed lemon with a crisp, sweet, ripe, soft, honeysuckle filled finish. 90 Pts

Grapefruit, vanilla and fresh squeezed lemon with a crisp, sweet, ripe, soft, honeysuckle filled finish. 90 Pts

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2014
90
Coffee, smoke and dark red fruits shape a soft, fresh, tobacco-singed wine that will drink quite well in its youth. 89-91 Pts

Coffee, smoke and dark red fruits shape a soft, fresh, tobacco-singed wine that will drink quite well in its youth. 89-91 Pts

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2014
91
This is one of the top white Bordeaux wines for the money in this vintage. Bright and lemony with pure vanilla notes, this medium/full-body wine has a pleasing length and character. 90-92 Pts

This is one of the top white Bordeaux wines for the money in this vintage. Bright and lemony with pure vanilla notes, this medium/full-body wine has a pleasing length and character. 90-92 Pts

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2013
87
Interesting notes of prune, dark berry and tobacco are followed by a round textured core of licorice and plum. 87-88 Pts

Interesting notes of prune, dark berry and tobacco are followed by a round textured core of licorice and plum. 87-88 Pts

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2013
90
Fresh, lively and packed with a floral and citrus, this wine has to be a contender for one of the best white Bordeaux value wines of the vintage. 90-92 Pts

Fresh, lively and packed with a floral and citrus, this wine has to be a contender for one of the best white Bordeaux value wines of the vintage. 90-92 Pts

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2012
90
One of the top values year after in Pessac Leognan offers soft, silky textures, layers of sweet, fresh, ripe, smoky fruit, earth and licorice in a forward style. The wine is showing much better in bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign.

One of the top values year after in Pessac Leognan offers soft, silky textures, layers of sweet, fresh, ripe, smoky fruit, earth and licorice in a forward style. The wine is showing much better in bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign.

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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with a medium body, polished tannins and a smoky, black raspberry finish. 89-91 Pts

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with a medium body, polished tannins and a smoky, black raspberry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2012
88
From 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon, the wine pops with citrus, flowers and guava. On the palate the wine is fresh, fun, refreshing and easy to drink, plus it’s a top value Bordeaux white wine. 87-89 Pts

From 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon, the wine pops with citrus, flowers and guava. On the palate the wine is fresh, fun, refreshing and easy to drink, plus it’s a top value Bordeaux white wine. 87-89 Pts

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2011
90
Smoky, rich and polished, with fresh black cherries, soft tannins and round textures, this wine will deliver a lot of bang for the buck for the next decade.

Smoky, rich and polished, with fresh black cherries, soft tannins and round textures, this wine will deliver a lot of bang for the buck for the next decade.

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From 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 40% new oak. Blackberry, earth and smoke open to round tannins and a finish with fresh, sweet cocoa and blackberry with hints of blue fruit. 89-91 Pts

From 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 40% new oak. Blackberry, earth and smoke open to round tannins and a finish with fresh, sweet cocoa and blackberry with hints of blue fruit. 89-91 Pts

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2011
90
Blending 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon produced a fresh and accessible wine with refreshing lemon, grapefruit and honeysuckle. If you’re seeking a value in Bordeaux Blanc, this is the wine to buy. 90-92 Pts

Blending 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon produced a fresh and accessible wine with refreshing lemon, grapefruit and honeysuckle. If you’re seeking a value in Bordeaux Blanc, this is the wine to buy. 90-92 Pts

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2010
90
Smoke, burning leafs, earth and blackberry notes open to a fresh, cassis filled wine that remains one of the top values from Pessac Leognan.

Smoke, burning leafs, earth and blackberry notes open to a fresh, cassis filled wine that remains one of the top values from Pessac Leognan.

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Clos Marselatte Produced from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the help of Stephan von Neipperg will be aged in 50% new oak. Smoke, cassis, anise, earth and forest floor on the nose, with a medium body, round tannins and a dark berry, licorice and cassis finish. 89-91 Pts

Clos Marselatte Produced from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the help of Stephan von Neipperg will be aged in 50% new oak. Smoke, cassis, anise, earth and forest floor on the nose, with a medium body, round tannins and a dark berry, licorice and cassis finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009
91
Licorice, smoke, stone, blackberry in the nose. This supple, medium bodied wine will drink well on release. Clos Marsalette is one of the top value plays in Pessac Leognan for high quality wine at a fair price.

Licorice, smoke, stone, blackberry in the nose. This supple, medium bodied wine will drink well on release. Clos Marsalette is one of the top value plays in Pessac Leognan for high quality wine at a fair price.

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2005
90
Fully mature, this soft, round, smoky, black cherry and tobacco filled wine delivers a sweet, earthy, black raspberry, soft finish. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer.

Fully mature, this soft, round, smoky, black cherry and tobacco filled wine delivers a sweet, earthy, black raspberry, soft finish. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer.

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2004
86
Medium bodied, fully mature, with a nice nose of smoke, tobacco and red fruits. Past its prime, this should be drunk up sooner than later to get the most of the remaining, sweet cherries in the finish.

Medium bodied, fully mature, with a nice nose of smoke, tobacco and red fruits. Past its prime, this should be drunk up sooner than later to get the most of the remaining, sweet cherries in the finish.

1,860 Views   Tasted