Clos Du Marquis - Saint Julien, Bordeaux - France

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BO99
Vintage: 2017

Clos Du Marquis - Saint Julien, Bordeaux - France

The name of Clos du Marquis, created in 1902, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. The Clos du Marquis is produced from top terroirs of the Saint-Julien Appellation that were not part of the old Domaine de Léoville cadastre. These terroirs are located slightly to the west and are surrounded by prestigious Classified Growths, particularly Seconds Crus Classés of Saint-Julien and Pauillac : Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande... The Clos du Marquis offers a fine expression of the Saint-Julien character : structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Product Description

Description

The name of Clos du Marquis, created in 1902, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. The Clos du Marquis is produced from top terroirs of the Saint-Julien Appellation that were not part of the old Domaine de Léoville cadastre. These terroirs are located slightly to the west and are surrounded by prestigious Classified Growths, particularly Seconds Crus Classés of Saint-Julien and Pauillac : Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande... The Clos du Marquis offers a fine expression of the Saint-Julien character : structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with red meats (beef tenderloin, lamb, grilled veal chop), duck breast, charcuteri.
  • Cheese Hard mature cheeses.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 94 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Tim Atkin 94 Points

British Master of wine, wine critic and journalist, Tim Atkin is one of the most influential wine personnalities in Britain that writes for a number of publications (Decanter, Harpers, The Drinks Business) and regularly chairs the International Wine Challenge.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 95 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Clos du Marquis gives up expressive notes of warm mulberries, kirsch and blackberry pie with touches of sandalwood, potpourri, anise and charcuterie. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of rich, spicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishing with an invigorating lift. Drink 2019 - 2033." - Lisa-Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate 2018

  

Critique Review

"Rich, with a beam of mesquite, savory and tea streaking through the red and black currant preserve flavors. Shows good brambly energy through the finish. Best from 2020 through 2035." - Wine Spectator

  

Critique Review

"Extremely perfumed with blackberries, plums and bark. Lemon-rind undertones. Full-bodied, creamy, velvety and voluptuous yet focused and pinpointed. Intense dark-berry and chocolate flavors. Really well done. Drink in 2021." - James Suckling

  

Critique Review

"The 2015 Clos Du Marquis is gorgeous, but one of the more backward, closed wines in the vintage. Made from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new oak, it’s deep purple color is followed by promising notes of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco and lead pencil. With full-bodied richness, a ripe, concentrated, structured feel, and impressive length, I wouldn’t touch bottles for at least 7-8 years, and it should last for two decades or more." - Jeb Dunnuck

  

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750 mL
Winemakers Jacques Boissenot
Producer Domaine Delon
Average age of vines 30 yrs
Harvest method Manual harvesting
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification in wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats.
Aging Ageing for 14 to 20 months in oak barrels, with about 25% new oak each year.
Mouth Attribute Complex, Full-bodied, Long Finish
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Earthy, Oak, Red Berries, Spices
SKU BO99

Vineyard Info

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902. The creation of this brand was to allow a clear identification of two completely distinct terroirs. The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton. The Clos du Marquis vineyard is 500 metres west of the famous walled enclosure of Léoville Las Cases known as the ‘Enclos’. It is made up of quaternary gravel that is older and finer than the Enclos gravel. The vines stretch over about 45 hectares (111 acres) with an average age of thirty years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil, due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past, brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the Clos du Marquis. The grapes ripen later in this vineyard than in the Enclos, the latter being warmed by the micro-climate of the nearby Gironde river.

Description

The name of Clos du Marquis, created in 1902, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. The Clos du Marquis is produced from top terroirs of the Saint-Julien Appellation that were not part of the old Domaine de Léoville cadastre. These terroirs are located slightly to the west and are surrounded by prestigious Classified Growths, particularly Seconds Crus Classés of Saint-Julien and Pauillac : Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande... The Clos du Marquis offers a fine expression of the Saint-Julien character : structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with red meats (beef tenderloin, lamb, grilled veal chop), duck breast, charcuteri.
  • Cheese Hard mature cheeses.

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 94 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Tim Atkin 94 Points

British Master of wine, wine critic and journalist, Tim Atkin is one of the most influential wine personnalities in Britain that writes for a number of publications (Decanter, Harpers, The Drinks Business) and regularly chairs the International Wine Challenge.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 95 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Clos du Marquis gives up expressive notes of warm mulberries, kirsch and blackberry pie with touches of sandalwood, potpourri, anise and charcuterie. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of rich, spicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishing with an invigorating lift. Drink 2019 - 2033." - Lisa-Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate 2018

  

Critique Review

"Rich, with a beam of mesquite, savory and tea streaking through the red and black currant preserve flavors. Shows good brambly energy through the finish. Best from 2020 through 2035." - Wine Spectator

  

Critique Review

"Extremely perfumed with blackberries, plums and bark. Lemon-rind undertones. Full-bodied, creamy, velvety and voluptuous yet focused and pinpointed. Intense dark-berry and chocolate flavors. Really well done. Drink in 2021." - James Suckling

  

Critique Review

"The 2015 Clos Du Marquis is gorgeous, but one of the more backward, closed wines in the vintage. Made from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new oak, it’s deep purple color is followed by promising notes of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco and lead pencil. With full-bodied richness, a ripe, concentrated, structured feel, and impressive length, I wouldn’t touch bottles for at least 7-8 years, and it should last for two decades or more." - Jeb Dunnuck

  
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750 mL
Winemakers Jacques Boissenot
Producer Domaine Delon
Average age of vines 30 yrs
Harvest method Manual harvesting
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification in wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats.
Aging Ageing for 14 to 20 months in oak barrels, with about 25% new oak each year.
Mouth Attribute Complex, Full-bodied, Long Finish
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Earthy, Oak, Red Berries, Spices
SKU BO99

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902. The creation of this brand was to allow a clear identification of two completely distinct terroirs. The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton. The Clos du Marquis vineyard is 500 metres west of the famous walled enclosure of Léoville Las Cases known as the ‘Enclos’. It is made up of quaternary gravel that is older and finer than the Enclos gravel. The vines stretch over about 45 hectares (111 acres) with an average age of thirty years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil, due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past, brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the Clos du Marquis. The grapes ripen later in this vineyard than in the Enclos, the latter being warmed by the micro-climate of the nearby Gironde river.