Bordeaux fans, you are in for a real treat...
Clos du Marquis is owned by and produced at Bordeaux royalty Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases, a 2nd Growth Bordeaux that fetches $300+ per bottle.
Clos du Marquis is not the second wine (younger vines) of Leoville-Las-Cases. Rather, it is its own label within the estate; the fruit comes from some of the finest vineyards in Saint-Julien, which flank Leoville-Las-Cases vineyards. Add to the mix the same winemakers, and this Bordeaux in this monster vintage is a real treasure for those in the know!
This 2015 is sensational!
A monster Bordeaux vintage makes this particular Clos du Marquis a standout!
"2015 Clos du Marquis gives up expressive notes of warm mulberries, kirsch and blackberry pie with touches of sandalwood, potpourri, anise and charcuterie." Wine Advocate
"This is a superb Clos du Marquis..." Vinous
"Really very sophisticated, Bravo!" Jancis Robinson
"The 2015 Clos du Marquis is gorgeous..." Jeb Dunnuck
With ever increasing Bordeaux prices - especially for the 1st and 2nd Growth - you really have a sweetheart wine opportunity with the 2015 Clos du Marquis.
95 / 100
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.
94 / 100
Rich, ripe, and elegant, this wine comes from a separate parcel of Léoville las Cases that is treated as a distinct wine. With fine, dusty tannins and juicy acidity, it offers both richness and black currants from the Cabernet Sauvignon. It needs to age and should be ready to drink from 2025.