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Clos du Marquis

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2023
93
Cigar box, blackberries, dark red pit fruits, flowers, and tobacco leaves, along with black currants fill the perfume. The wine is concentrated, juicy, sweet, and ripe. The tannins are soft, ripe, and round. The fruit has a creamy edge in the finish, with just a bit of chewiness to the berries, making it deceptively easy to drink. Yet this can age for 2 decades. The wine was made from a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc. 13.25% ABV. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

Cigar box, blackberries, dark red pit fruits, flowers, and tobacco leaves, along with black currants fill the perfume. The wine is concentrated, juicy, sweet, and ripe. The tannins are soft, ripe, and round. The fruit has a creamy edge in the finish, with just a bit of chewiness to the berries, making it deceptively easy to drink. Yet this can age for 2 decades. The wine was made from a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc. 13.25% ABV. Drink from 2027-2043. 92-94 Pts.

956 Views   Tasted
2022
94
Loaded with blackberries, and creme de cassis, the wine offers its layers of mouth-coating dark fruits, ripe, firm, soft tannins, and long, intense, mid-palate with no effort. Classified Growth in quality, the wine finishes with cool spearmint, lush, dark red berries, richness and length. The wine was made from a blend of 45.5% Merlot, 44.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. 14.25% ABV. Drink from 2026-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Loaded with blackberries, and creme de cassis, the wine offers its layers of mouth-coating dark fruits, ripe, firm, soft tannins, and long, intense, mid-palate with no effort. Classified Growth in quality, the wine finishes with cool spearmint, lush, dark red berries, richness and length. The wine was made from a blend of 45.5% Merlot, 44.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. 14.25% ABV. Drink from 2026-2042. 93-95 Pts.

2,553 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Cassis, blackberry, cigar box, cedar and spice are found in the nose and on the palate. The wine is fresh, round, forward, sharp and bright, with a cool touch of minty herbs on the backend that adds to the red fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. 13.46% ABV. Drink from 2025-2039. 91-93

Cassis, blackberry, cigar box, cedar and spice are found in the nose and on the palate. The wine is fresh, round, forward, sharp and bright, with a cool touch of minty herbs on the backend that adds to the red fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. 13.46% ABV. Drink from 2025-2039. 91-93

2,286 Views   Tasted
2020
94
Flowers, cassis, black raspberries, herbs and tobacco leaf on the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, juicy, soft and polished, there is energy, freshness and purity here from start to finish. The wine was made from a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

Flowers, cassis, black raspberries, herbs and tobacco leaf on the nose. Medium-bodied, forward, juicy, soft and polished, there is energy, freshness and purity here from start to finish. The wine was made from a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 93-95 Pts

4,161 Views   Tasted
2019
93
Flowers, spice, tobacco leaf and red with black currant aromas crowd into the perfume. There is a gorgeous freshness to the fruit, elegance to the tannins and energy in the finish that makes this all work. The wine leaves you with a long, sweet and vibrant red fruit, spice, earth and tobacco note. Drink From 2024-2037.

Flowers, spice, tobacco leaf and red with black currant aromas crowd into the perfume. There is a gorgeous freshness to the fruit, elegance to the tannins and energy in the finish that makes this all work. The wine leaves you with a long, sweet and vibrant red fruit, spice, earth and tobacco note. Drink From 2024-2037.

4,484 Views   Tasted
With a dark color, the wine hits you with cassis, flowers, tobacco, forest floor, and herbal notes in the perfume. The wine is medium/full-bodied, with a big, juicy gulp of blackberry, red pit fruit, spice, and herbs. The wine is long, sweet, and vibrant with length and a focus on its purity in the finish. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

With a dark color, the wine hits you with cassis, flowers, tobacco, forest floor, and herbal notes in the perfume. The wine is medium/full-bodied, with a big, juicy gulp of blackberry, red pit fruit, spice, and herbs. The wine is long, sweet, and vibrant with length and a focus on its purity in the finish. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

5,966 Views   Tasted
2018
94
The smoky nose gets even better with all that ripe crème de cassis, blackberry, forest floor, cigar box and sweet cherry in the perfume. Lush, round and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy red fruits, the wine delivers length, freshness and vibrancy, along with supple tannins in the finish. With bottle age, this could get even better. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

The smoky nose gets even better with all that ripe crème de cassis, blackberry, forest floor, cigar box and sweet cherry in the perfume. Lush, round and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy red fruits, the wine delivers length, freshness and vibrancy, along with supple tannins in the finish. With bottle age, this could get even better. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

3,346 Views   Tasted
Crème de cassis, spice, forest floor and tobacco notes show up with ease. Medium/full-bodied, spicy and fresh, this wine is precociously ripe and vibrant with juicy fruit on the nose and mouth. Even with the 14.5% ABV, there is no heat, jam or over-ripeness. Everything is sweet and lively. Clearly, this is the best vintage for Clos du Marquis and its definitely Classified Growth in quality. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

Crème de cassis, spice, forest floor and tobacco notes show up with ease. Medium/full-bodied, spicy and fresh, this wine is precociously ripe and vibrant with juicy fruit on the nose and mouth. Even with the 14.5% ABV, there is no heat, jam or over-ripeness. Everything is sweet and lively. Clearly, this is the best vintage for Clos du Marquis and its definitely Classified Growth in quality. The wine was made from blending 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

6,252 Views   Tasted
2017
90
Cedar, oak, spice and fresh, red fruits with just a bit of soft tannin in the background, give this wine character and structure. Two or three years will be more than ample to bring out the secondary nuances and notch this up to full potential.

Cedar, oak, spice and fresh, red fruits with just a bit of soft tannin in the background, give this wine character and structure. Two or three years will be more than ample to bring out the secondary nuances and notch this up to full potential.

3,829 Views   Tasted
2016
93
The wine resembles its big brother without the same level of concentration. Medium/full-bodied and loaded with fresh, chewy, bright cassis, the tannins are ripe, polished and the palate enjoys the splash of all that sweet, vibrant red fruit. Give it a few years in the cellar, if you can wait that long. This completes with several much more expensive classified growths!

The wine resembles its big brother without the same level of concentration. Medium/full-bodied and loaded with fresh, chewy, bright cassis, the tannins are ripe, polished and the palate enjoys the splash of all that sweet, vibrant red fruit. Give it a few years in the cellar, if you can wait that long. This completes with several much more expensive classified growths!

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Granddad’s tobacco-scented sweater caught in a volcanic eruption of plum and syrupy black currants is the first thing you’ll sense before you align with the gentle, ready tannins and the boatloads of thirst-quenching cassis. This wine has excellent character and ample fresh fruit in the finish. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.55% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels.

Granddad’s tobacco-scented sweater caught in a volcanic eruption of plum and syrupy black currants is the first thing you’ll sense before you align with the gentle, ready tannins and the boatloads of thirst-quenching cassis. This wine has excellent character and ample fresh fruit in the finish. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.55% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels.

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2015
92
Forward, generous, easy to drink charmer that is medium bodied, with a juicy, plum, cassis and olive tapenade character.

Forward, generous, easy to drink charmer that is medium bodied, with a juicy, plum, cassis and olive tapenade character.

5,862 Views   Tasted
Plum, cassis, earth and cedar chest notes create the perfume. This wine is tannic but the tannins are well-mannered, leaving a clean, fresh, spicy layer of dark, red fruits, olive tapenade, juicy cassis and a hint of oak. From a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.80% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels. A part of what helped make this wine so good in 2015 is the introduction of a second wine for the brand, La Petite Marquis. 91 - 93 Pts

Plum, cassis, earth and cedar chest notes create the perfume. This wine is tannic but the tannins are well-mannered, leaving a clean, fresh, spicy layer of dark, red fruits, olive tapenade, juicy cassis and a hint of oak. From a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.80% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels. A part of what helped make this wine so good in 2015 is the introduction of a second wine for the brand, La Petite Marquis. 91 - 93 Pts

3,510 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Tobacco and forest floor notes are out in front. Medium/full bodied, with fresh, sweet, ripe red berries and spice, the acidity gives this the perfect amount of lift on the palate. The fruit is juicy, peppery and fresh, Give this 3-5 years for full maturity, or drink it young for its vibrancy.

Tobacco and forest floor notes are out in front. Medium/full bodied, with fresh, sweet, ripe red berries and spice, the acidity gives this the perfect amount of lift on the palate. The fruit is juicy, peppery and fresh, Give this 3-5 years for full maturity, or drink it young for its vibrancy.

4,336 Views   Tasted
This wine already exhibits cedar, earth and cassis with ripe, firm tannins and a spicy, fresh, clean and crispy finish. Blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.85% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels. 90-92 Pts

This wine already exhibits cedar, earth and cassis with ripe, firm tannins and a spicy, fresh, clean and crispy finish. Blending 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.85% ABV and will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels. 90-92 Pts

7,395 Views   Tasted
2013
90
There is good freshness and spice to the red fruits and herbs. The wine shows soft tannins and an elegant finish which tastes and feels good on the palate. This is not a wine to lay down. Instead, it is a wine to enjoy in its youth for its forward, youthful qualities.

There is good freshness and spice to the red fruits and herbs. The wine shows soft tannins and an elegant finish which tastes and feels good on the palate. This is not a wine to lay down. Instead, it is a wine to enjoy in its youth for its forward, youthful qualities.

3,989 Views   Tasted
Blending 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 50% new French, oak barrels. This forward, medium-bodied wine offers spicy, fresh red plums and cherries. This will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

Blending 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 50% new French, oak barrels. This forward, medium-bodied wine offers spicy, fresh red plums and cherries. This will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

10,942 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Wet earth, cedar and tobacco on the nose, with present, but manageable tannins and fresh cassis in the finish. Give this a few years to develop even more charm.

Wet earth, cedar and tobacco on the nose, with present, but manageable tannins and fresh cassis in the finish. Give this a few years to develop even more charm.

6,755 Views   Tasted
With a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon at 92%, the rest of the blend comes from 6% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 40% new French oak, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. Roasted black raspberries, cedar, spice and cassis notes lead to a rich, refined mouthful of sweet blackberry and cocoa, ripe tannins and a fresh finish. 89-90 Pts

With a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon at 92%, the rest of the blend comes from 6% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 40% new French oak, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. Roasted black raspberries, cedar, spice and cassis notes lead to a rich, refined mouthful of sweet blackberry and cocoa, ripe tannins and a fresh finish. 89-90 Pts

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2011
90
A perfect wine for restaurants. Already displaying a true, Medoc character with its cedar, tobacco, spice, and herb personality, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, energetic, fresh, and leaves you with bright, lifted, clean red currants with a dash of peppery herbs. There is no need to decant, just pop and pour.

A perfect wine for restaurants. Already displaying a true, Medoc character with its cedar, tobacco, spice, and herb personality, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, energetic, fresh, and leaves you with bright, lifted, clean red currants with a dash of peppery herbs. There is no need to decant, just pop and pour.

3,263 Views   Tasted
Surprisingly good, this medium bodied wine offers soft tannins, fresh black cherries, tobacco and earthy characteristics. Forward in style, the wine is already approachable.

Surprisingly good, this medium bodied wine offers soft tannins, fresh black cherries, tobacco and earthy characteristics. Forward in style, the wine is already approachable.

6,249 Views   Tasted
produced from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. From low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13.6% ABV and will be aged in 40% new oak. Ruby in color, black raspberry, floral, coffee bean and dark cherry scents are found on the nose. Sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy cassis rounds out the finish. This is quite charming. 90-91 Pts

produced from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. From low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13.6% ABV and will be aged in 40% new oak. Ruby in color, black raspberry, floral, coffee bean and dark cherry scents are found on the nose. Sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy cassis rounds out the finish. This is quite charming. 90-91 Pts

10,014 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Deep forest aromas, kirsch and blackberry scents open to a medium/full bodied with charm, elegance, balance and a long fruit filled finish. As this still sells for a fair price, it’s well worth finding some and laying it down.

Deep forest aromas, kirsch and blackberry scents open to a medium/full bodied with charm, elegance, balance and a long fruit filled finish. As this still sells for a fair price, it’s well worth finding some and laying it down.

8,195 Views   Tasted
Clos du Marquis was produced from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly, this wine represents the same portion of the harvest as Leoville Las Cases, 36.7%. Chewy, boysenberry and cassis flavors couple with powerful but tannins and a strong, fresh, cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

Clos du Marquis was produced from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly, this wine represents the same portion of the harvest as Leoville Las Cases, 36.7%. Chewy, boysenberry and cassis flavors couple with powerful but tannins and a strong, fresh, cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

9,736 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Right off the bat, this is delicious, offering a blast of sweet, ripe, juicy and fresh cassis. Medium-full bodied, there is sweetness, freshness and purity to the bright red fruits on the palate and in the nose. Drink this now with 30-60 minutes of decanting.

Right off the bat, this is delicious, offering a blast of sweet, ripe, juicy and fresh cassis. Medium-full bodied, there is sweetness, freshness and purity to the bright red fruits on the palate and in the nose. Drink this now with 30-60 minutes of decanting.

3,696 Views   Tasted
Gravel, forest floor and blackberry scents lead to a rich, soft, round, fresh, cassis and black cherry filled wine. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, which reached 13.8% ABV, this will give a lot of more expensive classified Bordeaux wines a run for the money in blind tastings.

Gravel, forest floor and blackberry scents lead to a rich, soft, round, fresh, cassis and black cherry filled wine. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, which reached 13.8% ABV, this will give a lot of more expensive classified Bordeaux wines a run for the money in blind tastings.

8,214 Views   Tasted
2008
90
08 Clos du Marquis is 55% cabernet sauvignon, 41% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, and a dollop of petit verdot. It sees 25% new oak. Its nose is of smoky black fruit and spice. The wine finishes with soft, dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

08 Clos du Marquis is 55% cabernet sauvignon, 41% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, and a dollop of petit verdot. It sees 25% new oak. Its nose is of smoky black fruit and spice. The wine finishes with soft, dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

5,975 Views   Tasted
2007
89
Fully developed, with a strong truffle and tobacco essence, the wines shows its red fruit character nicely. This is drinking at peak today. If you have a bottle, pull a cork, as it is not going to get better. The wine was made blending 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Fully developed, with a strong truffle and tobacco essence, the wines shows its red fruit character nicely. This is drinking at peak today. If you have a bottle, pull a cork, as it is not going to get better. The wine was made blending 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

4,059 Views   Tasted
2006
89
Showing secondary notes of olive tapenade, cedar, cigar wrapper and juicy cassis, while firm in character, the wine can be enjoyed today with an hour or two of decanting.

Showing secondary notes of olive tapenade, cedar, cigar wrapper and juicy cassis, while firm in character, the wine can be enjoyed today with an hour or two of decanting.

4,933 Views   Tasted
2005
87
Definitely fading, the wine is fine, correct and with bright red fruits, herbs, earth and tobacco essences, but the depth of flavor and length no longer remains. If you are sitting on any, it is time to pop those corks as it is not going to improve from here.

Definitely fading, the wine is fine, correct and with bright red fruits, herbs, earth and tobacco essences, but the depth of flavor and length no longer remains. If you are sitting on any, it is time to pop those corks as it is not going to improve from here.

4,183 Views   Tasted
Forest floor and cedar chest notes are easy to find. On the palate, a generous dose of ripe cassis and black cherries is young, yet approachable, due to the high quality of the tannins.

Forest floor and cedar chest notes are easy to find. On the palate, a generous dose of ripe cassis and black cherries is young, yet approachable, due to the high quality of the tannins.

7,613 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, tobacco, truffle, blackberry, cassis, oak and black cherry scents lead to a full bodied, concentrated wine that in any blind tasting would crush several famous Classified Bordeaux wines. Powerful, rich and intense, this round textured wine fills your mouth with layers if sweet, ripe, juicy, Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it a few more years (as it's still tight at the moment) and start drinking it in 2015 and over the 10-15 years.

Dark in color, tobacco, truffle, blackberry, cassis, oak and black cherry scents lead to a full bodied, concentrated wine that in any blind tasting would crush several famous Classified Bordeaux wines. Powerful, rich and intense, this round textured wine fills your mouth with layers if sweet, ripe, juicy, Cabernet Sauvignon. Give it a few more years (as it's still tight at the moment) and start drinking it in 2015 and over the 10-15 years.

10,236 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Cedar wood, earth, tobacco and some cassis are found in this developed perfume. On the palate, the wine serves up soft and cassis and black cherry notes. This is drinking in the sweet spot today. It might improve, but it’s not a wine to age for decades, I’d opt to start drinking it now.

Cedar wood, earth, tobacco and some cassis are found in this developed perfume. On the palate, the wine serves up soft and cassis and black cherry notes. This is drinking in the sweet spot today. It might improve, but it’s not a wine to age for decades, I’d opt to start drinking it now.

3,681 Views   Tasted
2003
90
Earth, cigar box, roasted berries, fennel, smoke and mushroom scents create the perfume. The wine is developed and does not require additional aging. Medium/full bodied and polished in texture, the wine ends with sweet cherries.

Earth, cigar box, roasted berries, fennel, smoke and mushroom scents create the perfume. The wine is developed and does not require additional aging. Medium/full bodied and polished in texture, the wine ends with sweet cherries.

4,980 Views   Tasted