Clos du Marquis, 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit is lined with graphite, anise and sweet tobacco notes. There's juicy energy and a nice bramble hint at the very end. Has purity and typicity. Well done.
Barrel Sample: 91-94
94 Points Wine Spectator
This wine comes from the prestigious Château Léoville-Las Cases in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Léoville-Las Cases is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Léoville-Las Cases was once part of a much larger estate until the time of the French Revolution when a portion of this estate was separated into what is today Château Léoville-Barton. In 1840, the estate was again divided and land that would eventually become Château Léoville-Poyferré was split off. Since the mid 20th century the Delon family have been owners of this estate.
Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored and composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Clos du Marquis gives up gorgeous notions of crushed plums, blackberries and cassis with hints of chocolate box, pencil lead, menthol and lavender. The palate is medium-bodied, very finely crafted and refreshing with firm yet fine-grained tannins, great intensity and a long, mineral-laced finish.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
This wine has a fine structure, firm with a dry core of tannins and a juicy black currant character. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this single parcel of vines is rich, yet pleasantly fresh. It will mature quickly and then age well.
Barrel Sample: 92-94
94 Points Wine Enthusiast