2016 Clos Marsalette Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 95
  • WA 92
  • JS 92
  • VN 91
  • JD 91
  • VN 90

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, April 2017
(WS92-95 points) A bright sanguine note gives this a distinctive feel, while racy cassis and bitter cherry fruit fills in behind. Offers a long singed juniper note through the finish. A bit atypical in profile for... (WS92-95 points) A bright sanguine note gives this a distinctive feel, while racy cassis and bitter cherry fruit fills in behind. Offers a long singed juniper note through the finish. A bit atypical in profile for Pessac, but the focus and energy is enjoyable. – JM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
(WA90-92 points) The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, is a blend of 45% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 4-18 October and... (WA90-92 points) The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, is a blend of 45% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 4-18 October and matured in 35% new oak. It has a clean and precise bouquet with blackberry and bilberry scents, a fine undercurrent of minerals. I like the elegance on display here. The palate is medium-bodied with mulberry and blackberry on the entry, a touch of black olive and quite a saline second half that is both fresh and detailed. This should drink well over the next decade. It's just a delicious wine--no more, no less. - Neal Martin
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Beautiful sweet berries and strawberries. Hints of orange peel. Full to medium body, medium tannins and a savory and bright finish. Enjoy the toasted oak and chocolate undertone to this. Drink in 2021.
VN 91
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Clos Marsalette is super-expressive and delicious today. Savory herb, cedar, tobacco, menthol, licorice, rose petal and wild cherry all run through this nuanced, inviting wine. Aging has brought out an aromatic... The 2016 Clos Marsalette is super-expressive and delicious today. Savory herb, cedar, tobacco, menthol, licorice, rose petal and wild cherry all run through this nuanced, inviting wine. Aging has brought out an aromatic quality the wine did not show en primeur. Medium in body and gracious, the 2016 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Tasted two times. -- Antonio Galloni
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
As to the red Graves from the Neipperg family, the 2016 Clos Marsalette is plush and charming, with a delicate style in its pretty cassis and currant fruits, notes of tobacco, medium body, and silky, fine tannins. All... As to the red Graves from the Neipperg family, the 2016 Clos Marsalette is plush and charming, with a delicate style in its pretty cassis and currant fruits, notes of tobacco, medium body, and silky, fine tannins. All about balance and finesse, yet with good density, drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years. This is another brilliant sleeper in this vintage and should be snatched up by savvy readers
VN 90
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Clos Marsalette was picked from October 4 to 18 and bottled in June 2018. It has a tightly wound, quite broody bouquet that demands encouragement from the glass. There is lovely pure fruit here, but it prefers to... The 2016 Clos Marsalette was picked from October 4 to 18 and bottled in June 2018. It has a tightly wound, quite broody bouquet that demands encouragement from the glass. There is lovely pure fruit here, but it prefers to remain in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with an earthy, smoky opening and notes of blackberry and mulberry laced with dark chocolate and five-spice. The finish feels grippy but just a little stern at the moment. Give this three to five years in bottle. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Cotes de Castillon
Vintage 2016