2005 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • NM 93
  • JS 92
  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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Reg: $71.94

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WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2008
Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberry blackberry mineral and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate. This is chewy yet silky with a long long finish. Balanced and powerful. Best after 2012. –JS
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Clos du Marquis 2005 is evolving into a little beauty. It has an opulent, downright sexy bouquet with macerated dark cherries, briary, mint interlaced with candied orange peel that is beautifully defined. The palate... The Clos du Marquis 2005 is evolving into a little beauty. It has an opulent, downright sexy bouquet with macerated dark cherries, briary, mint interlaced with candied orange peel that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with sturdy tannin cloaked in spicy red fruit, hints of red peppercorns and graphite infusing the finish that fans out gloriously. Yet everything remains tightly controlled thanks to the tight rein on acidity. Cannot afford Léoville Las-Cases? Then you know where to come.
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, May 2012
Musty and mushroomy, with red fruit chasers on the nose and palate. Round and fruity, but still needs three years. Pull the cork in 2013.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
The superb second wine the 2005 Clos du Marquis reflects the utter brilliance of the 2005 grand vin. It boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of lead pencil ripe cherries and black currants and hints... The superb second wine the 2005 Clos du Marquis reflects the utter brilliance of the 2005 grand vin. It boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of lead pencil ripe cherries and black currants and hints of earth and vanillin. Dense chewy fleshy and full-bodied this beauty will be drinkable in 3-4 years and should keep for 15-20.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good full red-ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, mocha, coffee and spicy oak. Big, dry, broad and rich, with a chewy quality and noteworthy sweetness to the plummy flavor. This has more baby fat than the young 2006 but not... Good full red-ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, mocha, coffee and spicy oak. Big, dry, broad and rich, with a chewy quality and noteworthy sweetness to the plummy flavor. This has more baby fat than the young 2006 but not quite as much detail or verve. Finishes quite broad, with major ripe tannins and lingering sweet fruit.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, October 2016
A powerful, young, brooding wine even at 11 years of age. The aromatics are reticent, showing darker red fruits and cocoa powder, but with time things start to unravel showing a higher toned floral note. This is... A powerful, young, brooding wine even at 11 years of age. The aromatics are reticent, showing darker red fruits and cocoa powder, but with time things start to unravel showing a higher toned floral note. This is full-bodied, dense and rich, showing lots of dark savory fruits, mocha and espresso with brighter red fruit emerging from underneath. The tannins are fine grained giving a very good mouthfeel, yet are powerful and persistent, suggesting that this is still a very young wine and will benefit from a few more years in bottle. Give this another 3+ years and drink over the following decade. A wonderful wine with class and Breeding from the Leoville-las-Cases stable.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005