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Clos Marsalette

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2018 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

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 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2017 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2016 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2016 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2015 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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

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2014 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2014 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2013 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

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 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2012 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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

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2012 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2011 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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

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2011 Clos Marsalette Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2010 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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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

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2009 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2005 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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2004 Clos Marsalette  (Pessac-Léognan) 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.

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