1996 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 91
  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Beautiful aromas of currant lightly toasted oak and perfume. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a tight finish. Still holding back.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 1996 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (lower than recent vintages), 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot (that usually goes into Leoville-Las Cases). Much like the 1996 Potensac that I tasted alongside... The 1996 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (lower than recent vintages), 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot (that usually goes into Leoville-Las Cases). Much like the 1996 Potensac that I tasted alongside at the château, the nose is youthful and backward with blackberry, freshly tilled soil, cedar and tobacco scents that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, plenty of crisp and pure black fruit laced with cedar, harmonious and long. This is a great Saint Julien at 20 years of age, firing on all cylinders and, to be honest, surpassing some of the Grand Vins in this vintage. Probably still available at a decent price, this comes thoroughly recommended. Tasted July 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1999
Deep ruby-red. Plum and roasted nuts on the nose. Large-scaled vinous and deep; thick fruit is given clarity by sound acidity. Very long and subtle on the finish with serious but harmonious tannins. An outstanding second... Deep ruby-red. Plum and roasted nuts on the nose. Large-scaled vinous and deep; thick fruit is given clarity by sound acidity. Very long and subtle on the finish with serious but harmonious tannins. An outstanding second label as good as most classified growths from St. Julien.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1996