Chateau Marsau 2015
93 Points Decanter
James Suckling - 93 Points
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.
Decanter - 93 Points
Another strong showing from the Côtes, this time from Mathieu Chardonnier's home estate. You would be extremely happy to share this impactful, fleshy but uncomplicated wine with friends. It showcases the potential of a 100% Merlot wine, allowing itself to rely simply on juicy, ripe fruit to make an impression.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 Points
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.
Wine Spectator - 90 Points
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.