La Petite Marquise du Clos du Marquis

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La Petite Marquise du Clos du Marquis

Finesse and Elegance In A Monster Vintage
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Finesse.

Finesse and elegance are what draw Bordeaux fans to the Saint-Julien region. Add a monster Bordeaux vintage, and you are in for a treat.

The 2015's are outstanding and have enthralled the critics with their structure and ripe fruit. And while most of the Bordeaux blockbusters from 2015 demand years in the cellar, today's feature, the 2015 La Petite Marquise, can be enjoyed now.

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, "rose petal, herb, plum, cherry jam and tabacco are all nicely delineated in this attractive, mid-weight offering. The high percentage of Merlot in the blend gives the 2015 much of its upfront appeal. This plump, juicy Saint-Julien will drink well with minimal cellaring." Antonio Galloni

This is the inaugural release of La Petite Marquise. It is the second wine of Clos du Marquis, which is part of Bordeaux aristocracy. Clos du Marquis is owned by the Delon Family, which owns Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases, Chateau Potensac, Chateau Nenin and of course, Clos du Marquis.

This wine is made at the facilities of 2nd Growth Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases. It shows!

$42.95 per bottle / $515.40 per case

Summary


JAMES SUCKLING

93 / 100

"Fascinating aromas of plums and blackberries with dried flowers. Full body, tight and integrated tannins and a long and focused finish. First year of second wine of Clos du Marquis."

ANTONIO GALLONI

91 / 100

"The 2015 La Petite Marquise is a new second wine from Clos du Marquis, the Delon's family's sister estate in Saint-Julien. Rose petal, herb, plum, cherry jam and tabacco are all nicely delineated in this attractive, mid-weight offering. The high percentage of Merlot in the bldnd gives the 2015 much of its upfront appeal. This plump, juicy Saint-Julien will drink well with minimal cellaring."


Product Details


Producer: Clos du Marquis

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub Region: Saint-Julien

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W6438