2010 Chateau Marojallia

Year: 2010
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 95+
Vinous Media: 89-92
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 93-95--Jeff Leve: 92-94
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"Allies a dark, roasted espresso aroma to a core of fleshy currant paste, steeped fig and blackberry fruit, all backed by charcoal-coated grip. The long, muscular finish paves the way for some solid cellar time. A powerful, modern style that's hard to deny. Best from 2015 through 2030. –JM " (WS)

"Even better than I thought it would be from barrel, this 15,000-bottle cuvee of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot made by the partner of Jean-Luc Thunevin, Murielle Thunevin, is sensational. Classic Margaux notes of spring flowers, black currant and licorice as well as hints of blueberry pie, lead pencil shavings and camphor jump from the glass of this full-bodied, dense, moderately tannic yet exceptionally well-endowed effort. It is a big wine from Margaux, but it never loses its sense of perspective, finesse and freshness. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25 years." (WA)

"Dark, opaque ruby. Very ripe aromas of black fruits, cocoa, mint and dried herbs. Supple on entry, then shows a strong bitter coffee and herbal character that suggests a wide range of fruit ripeness. This big, structured wine finishes with mounting, palate-coating tannins and a lingering cassis note. Seems rather heavily extracted but has plenty of fruit. Currently a bit chunky and monolithic, this wine will need time in the cellar to develop more complexity. Those who prefer big, seriously tannic Bordeaux may score this higher than I did. (I should note that one of my samples was astringent and tough.)" (VM)

"Pure fruit-focused nose with raspberries, strawberries, some dried orange peel and a wonderful steely mineral note. Some sweet vanilla and cedar in the background. Fresh dark fruit on the palate with nice texture and good complexity. Very nice fruit but the tannins mark the finish a bit too much still. Needs time to soften. Try in 2016." (JS)

"93-95 This micro-cuvée from Margaux is very modern, polished in style, maintaining a delicate balance between extract and rich fruit. There is great spice and new wood here." (WE)

"Marojaillia Deep dark ruby color, oak, black raspberry and licorice scents are followed by a dense, round, sweet, licorice, chocolate and boysenberry filled palate. This is a rich, opulent textured wine of pleasure. 92-94 Pts" (JL)