2015 Chateau Marsau

Year: 2015
Appellation: Francs, Cotes de Bordeaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 86-88
James Suckling: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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100% Merlot

"Very solid, with a beam of black currant and fig paste flavors enlivened with singed juniper and warm tobacco notes. Reveals a light charcoal hint through the finish. Focused and fresh. Drink now through 2021. 3,333 cases made. -JM " (WS)

"The 2015 Marsau is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a savory, meaty, earthy nose of smoked meats and scorched earth over a core of warm plums and blackberry pie plus a hint of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy structure and good concentration of muscular fruit, finishing savory/sweet." (WA)

"A dense, unctuous wine, the 2015 Marsau possesses notable richness in its red cherry jam, pomegranate and sweet spice flavors. This is an especially flamboyant, ripe style, but it works, and nicely." (VM)

"Intense red-clay and blackberry aromas with brambleberries and mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, soft and round, yet the tannins pull you in with their power. Pretty depth and intensity. Needs time to mellow." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Tasting notes:
Deep color, black and brilliant, tinted with dark purple. A complex and intense nose, marked with notes of black berries. Harmonizing with grilled aromas (roasted coffee beans), balsamic and mineral notes (gunflint). A harmonious palate that offers a lovely balance between an unctuous framework, silky soft tannins and a remarkable crispness. A very long finish. Marsau 2010 has great potential.