2010 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • JL 92

Reviews for 2010 Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A graceful wine with beautiful violet and raspberry aromas and flavors. Very fresh and pure with the floral edge lingering through the finish. Long and supple. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Cropped at just 36.7hl/ha the Clos du Marquis is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc raised in 37% new oak offering 13.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.63. The nose is driven by the cedar-infused... Cropped at just 36.7hl/ha the Clos du Marquis is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc raised in 37% new oak offering 13.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.63. The nose is driven by the cedar-infused Cabernet one of the most closed noses that I have encountered during primeur. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine saturated tannins a little fleshier that I was expecting given the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon but very harmonious on the finish that belies the structure underneath. Drink 2016-
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Now essentially treated as a separate estate by Jean-Hubert Delon and not as a second wine of Leoville Las Cases (whose second wine is now the newly introduced Le Petit Lion) Clos du Marquis has been a shrewd... 2010: Now essentially treated as a separate estate by Jean-Hubert Delon and not as a second wine of Leoville Las Cases (whose second wine is now the newly introduced Le Petit Lion) Clos du Marquis has been a shrewd consumer's purchase for almost two decades. Interestingly the first vintage of Clos du Marquis was introduced in 1902! The 2010 which is an exceptional wine was produced from the same parcel that always goes into this wine. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc it is a relatively big wine at 13.6% natural alcohol with loads of black cherries black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied format. Layered intense high-class and complex this wine should drink nicely for 15 or more years.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A little tough now but a solid core of currants and blueberries. Full body with chewy tannins and a bright crisp acidity on the finish.
JL 92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Clos du Marquis was produced from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly this wine represents the same portion of the harvest as Leoville Las Cases 36.7%. Chewy boysenberry and cassis... Clos du Marquis was produced from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly this wine represents the same portion of the harvest as Leoville Las Cases 36.7%. Chewy boysenberry and cassis flavors couple with powerful but tannins and a strong fresh cassis filled finish.
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
75% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot 8% cabernet franc. 37% new oak barrels. 13.6% alcohol. Yields were a meager 36.7 hl/ha. Harvest was between Sep 28 and Oct 13. Quite complex and nicely perfumed the nose displays... 75% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot 8% cabernet franc. 37% new oak barrels. 13.6% alcohol. Yields were a meager 36.7 hl/ha. Harvest was between Sep 28 and Oct 13. Quite complex and nicely perfumed the nose displays blackberry and plum supported by prominent aromas of earth wild mushrooms and just a touch of minerality. Fine tannins offer nice structure to the wine and carry the fruit through a long lingering finish. If everything remains in balance over time this could develop into a real winner. Best after 2018.