2010 - Clos du Marquis St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Clos du Marquis
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2034
Case size
6x150cl
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2010 CLOS DU MARQUIS ST JULIEN - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Clos du Marquis
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2034
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £632.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 93-95

    No longer a 2nd wine but separated out as an individual vineyard in its own right. This strongly predominant Cabernet wine is hugely complex with a multitude of layers of deep dark berried fruit. A wine with great drive and uplifting freshness; it possesses all the class that one would expect from such fine terroir. DR

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, April 2020,
    Score: 92

    The 2010 Clos du Marquis offers blackberry, melted tar and tobacco scents on the nose, this comes across a tad more introspective than its peers. After a few minutes it reveals fine delineation and focus, more precise than initially thought. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, well judged acidity, slightly peppery with a harmonious and persistent finish that is very satisfying. Excellent. 2022-2045

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    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-

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 90

    With the alcohol hitting 13.6% in a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, this wine displays plenty of sweet kirsch, licorice and black currant fruit in a classy, seductive style, with medium to full body, soft but abundant tannins and a long finish. It does indeed possess the elegance and finesse of its bigger sibling, Leoville Las Cases. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Clos de Marquis is no longer a second wine, but rather one from a separate vineyard in the holdings of Leoville Las Cases. It should be thought of as a different entity, although the same winemaking team and philosophy are at play.Drink: 2013-2028

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 91-93

    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 ofClos 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. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Fine cassis/violets nose, a perfect Saint-Julien with the precision and elegance of a Cru Classé. Drink 2017-30.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Rich, round and polished. Easy and fun and really attractive, even if not for the long term. Very fine tannins – the most glamorous wine from this stable. Drink 2018-2030

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    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.

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Producer

Clos du Marquis

Clos du Marquis was first created in 1904 as a "brand", a second wine to Léoville Las Cases whichwould absorb the barrels not deemed fine enough for the grand vin. Over time it became a wine inits own right and since 1989 has been produced from separate parcels which lie outside Léoville LasCases' main vineyards.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.