2006 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WE 91
  • IWC 90
  • NM 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2006 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Offers violet and blackberry on the nose with tar. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a fruity minerally aftertaste. Long and silky. Very serious for the vintage. Best after 2013. -JS
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
A beautifully perfumed, dark-colored wine, bursting with black plums and violet perfumes. It is, on the surface, delicious, but taste beneath that and it becomes complex and dark, with immense but velvet tannins... A beautifully perfumed, dark-colored wine, bursting with black plums and violet perfumes. It is, on the surface, delicious, but taste beneath that and it becomes complex and dark, with immense but velvet tannins, suggesting considerable potential.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of blackberry kirsch cedar and sexy oak. Rich broad and pliant with chewy vibrant flavors of black fruits and licorice. This boasts excellent texture and depth for a second wine. Finishes... Bright full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of blackberry kirsch cedar and sexy oak. Rich broad and pliant with chewy vibrant flavors of black fruits and licorice. This boasts excellent texture and depth for a second wine. Finishes with substantial dusty fine tannins and excellent length. A serious and full vintage for Clos du Marquis but less forbidding now that it's in bottle than a sample I tried from barrel last spring. 90 points
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. Very reserved on the nose. Austere, a little leafy, some Marmite aromas coming through (from the oak?) This is what you might call a “tangy” bouquet. The tightly-wound... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. Very reserved on the nose. Austere, a little leafy, some Marmite aromas coming through (from the oak?) This is what you might call a “tangy” bouquet. The tightly-wound palate is medium-bodied with saturate tannins, a little lower in acidity than other wines, engendering a harmonious, silky smooth finish that just lacks personality at the moment...but that will come. Good length though, one for the cellar.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
As usual the second wine the 2006 Clos du Marquis exhibits a character similar to the grand vin but it is a more fruit-forward effort with sweeter tannins and a more precocious evolved personality. With super intense... As usual the second wine the 2006 Clos du Marquis exhibits a character similar to the grand vin but it is a more fruit-forward effort with sweeter tannins and a more precocious evolved personality. With super intense black cherry and cedary notes intermixed with hints of licorice and barrique this deep medium to full-bodied velvety-textured wine is ideal for consumption over the next 15+ years.
JJB 92
Shaun Bishop - JJ Buckley, April 2007
Very dark in the glass and this translates well into the intense depth of concentrated fruits on the palate. While pretty and floral on top this is a refined supple wine with great depth and fantastic length of palate... Very dark in the glass and this translates well into the intense depth of concentrated fruits on the palate. While pretty and floral on top this is a refined supple wine with great depth and fantastic length of palate. Like it more than the 05.