2010 Chateau Clos du Marquis (Case of Twelve)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Julien
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92-95
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Vinous Media: 86-89
Jeff Leve: 89-92
James Suckling: 92-93
Red Wine

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"A graceful wine, with beautiful violet and raspberry aromas and flavors. Very fresh and pure, with the floral edge lingering through the finish. Long and supple. Tasted non-blind." (WS)

"Now essentially treated as a separate estate by Jean-Hubert Delon, and not as a second wine of Leoville Las Cases (whose second wine is now the newly introduced Le Petit Lion), Clos du Marquis has been a shrewd consumer’s purchase for almost two decades. Interestingly, the first vintage of Clos du Marquis was introduced in 1902! The 2010, which is an exceptional wine, was produced from the same parcel that always goes into this wine. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, it is a relatively big wine at 13.6% natural alcohol, with loads of black cherries, black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied format. Layered, intense, high-class and complex, this wine should drink nicely for 15 or more years. " (WA)

"(75% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 8% cabernet franc; 66 IPT; 37% new oak; 13.6% alcohol) Bright, deep red. Subtle aromas of red berries, cherry, flowers and minerals. A ripe, sweet midweight with good tension to its supple red fruit, licorice and fresh herb flavors. Finishes with moderate length and a refined quality; currently a little subdued, and although the tannins are smooth, I get a hint of green at the back." (IWC)

"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." (JL)

"A little tough now but a solid core of currants and blueberries. Full body, with chewy tannins and a bright, crisp acidity on the finish.$$" (JS)