Clos du Marquis Saint Julien 2013, Bordeaux, France 75cl
Clos du Marquis
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc blend from Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France. 13.0% ABV.
Full saturated ruby. Herbal and leafy notes, plus a touch of green bell pepper, along with delicate blackcurrant on the nose. The richer and sweeter on the palate than the nose suggests, with delicate floral and red berry flavours lingering nicely. The finish is persistent but edgy, even a bit clenched featuring some youthfully tough, building tannins that will need a few years to soften.
Producer Profile Clos du Marquis
Created in 1902, the Clos du Marquis has its origins in the 'Petit Clos' adjacent to the Château de Léoville , home of the Marquis de Las Cases. The Clos du Marquis comes from the great terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation that were not part of the former Léoville estate. These terroirs are located further west and surrounded by prestigious Crus Classés including Second Growths from the Saint Julien and Pauillac appellations: Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalanda. The wines of Clos du Marquis displays typical Saint Julien characteristics: structure, complexity, balance, distinction and great aging potential.