2016 - Clos du Marquis St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Clos du Marquis
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 CLOS DU MARQUIS ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Clos du Marquis
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £596.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 93-94

    Shining purple colour. This wine highlights the outstanding success of St Julien this vintage. Full of deep blackforest fruits with hints of violets and liquorice. In the palate it has a delicious sense of depth with great volume and layered tannic structure. A bold and full style, balancing richness with a bite of lively freshness. A real feeling of class and tremendous length on the finish.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 94

    The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from September 30 to October 19. It has a generous, intense bouquet of blackberries, raspberry confit, cedar and light tobacco scents, representing a serious step up from the La Petite Marquise (as it should). The palate is rounded and quite sumptuous on the entry, and beautifully balanced, with a fine bead of acidity. This is a very fresh, tensile Clos du Marquis displaying superb precision on the finish and great persistence. Give it three to five years in bottle and then enjoy over the next 20 years, possibly more. 2022 - 2045

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from 30 September to 19 October and consists of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 55% new oak. Yields came in at 40 hectoliters per hectare and the alcohol at 13.55%. The bouquet is very intense at the moment with small black cherries, incense, iris and a touch of shucked oyster shells. The palate is beautiful, perhaps one of the most powerful that I came across in Saint Julien, certainly no shy retiring flower, yet it effortlessly manages to retain the precision and tension one expects from this cru. There is a firm back bone here, but the tannins are so precise that you barely notice, while the aftertaste has superb salinity. This is a majestic Clos du Marquis, but it will require several years in the cellar. Drink Date 2025 - 2055

  • AG1

    Antonio Galloni, January 2019,
    Score: 94

    The 2016 Clos du Marquis is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Inky, deep and explosive, with superb depth and impeccable balance, the 2016 is fabulously delicious. One of the things I admire most about the 2016 is an uncanny ability to deliver serious flavor intensity without excess heaviness. This is a stellar effort from Jean-Hubert Delon and his team. 2022 - 2036

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 91-94

    The 2016 Clos du Marquis is a striking Saint-Julien. Vibrant, nuanced and finely sculpted, it captures the essence of the appellation in its dark fruit and inviting personality. Freshly cut flowers, mint, berries and sweet herbal notes are all laced together in the glass. Medium in body and very classic in feel, the 2016 is showing very well today. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, with the Cabernet Sauvignon very much at center stage.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2017,
    Score: 94-95

    The clarity and beauty of this young red are brilliant with blackberry, blueberry and mineral undertones. Full and racy. Long and wonderfully polished. Racy. Better than the 2015.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 17.5+

    After taking out Le Petite Marquise fruit from the overall Clos du Marquis harvest, we are left with an even more focussed wine than before. This has given the flavour more identity and succulence. This is a full, velvety, silky wine with stunning balance and it is also very true to its commune. Thrilling aromatics and also very silky and suave, this is a more intense wine than of late and it looks very smart indeed.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 17

    73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. 55% new oak. Exotically rich on the nose! I would never have believed I could encounter such richness at this address. Some real life here. Racy and rich and lots of black fruit. Richness but some structure too. Racy. 13.55% Drink 2023-2040

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, May 2017,
    Score: 94

    Clos du Marquis is not the easiest wine to taste young, as it’s pretty uncompromising stuff that needs time in barrel (and bottle) to soften. There’s a touch of the hair shirt here, with bloody, ferrous grip, savoury tannins, plenty of oak and hunkered down fruit. 2025-38

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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.