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Chateau Marquis d'Alesme 2012

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    88-90 Points, Robert Parker

    "This medium-bodied wine exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberries and spring flowers with the oak clearly pushed to the background. It is a major revelation for the vintage. This cuvee has been so disappointing for so long that it was shocking to taste a wine of such remarkable quality emerge from this classified growth estate.

    This is the finest wine I have ever tasted from the Marquis d'Alesme Becker estate and its relatively new owner, Marjolain De Coninck. This 37-acre property has underperformed for about as long as I've been tasting in Bordeaux, nearly 35 years. However, in 2012, yields were cut to 35 hectoliters per hectare and the final blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc hit 13.5% natural alcohol."
    Parker : 88-90 / 100
    J. Suckling : 89-90 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    This medium-bodied wine exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberries and spring flowers with the oak clearly pushed to the background. It is a major revelation for the vintage. This cuvee has been so disappointing for so long that it was shocking to taste a wine of such remarkable quality emerge from this classified growth estate.
    BordeauxMargaux
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Suckling
    89-90

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    90

    Wine Spectator
    90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Margaux

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Marquis d'Alesme

    Classification
    Third Growth

    Parker
    88-90

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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