Clos du Marquis, Medoc’s historic trademark, comes from the best vineyards of the Saint-Julien appellation: Petit Clos (small walled parcel). The vineyard is directly adjacent to Marquis de Las Cases’ residence: Château de Léoville. The 2015 Clos du Marquis is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.
The vintage structure, complexity, and harmony perfectly convey the distinctive character of great Saint-Julien wines. The superb balance brings a certain distinction to the wine, suggesting outstanding ageing potential. This Clos du Marquis reveals lovely complex nose. Intense and creamy, with superb mid-palate and beautiful finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc cropped at 39 hl/ha between 22 September and 9 October, a total of 15 days of picking. Matured in 50% new oak, it has a pure and harmonious bouquet with blackberry, sous-bois and subtle tobacco aromas that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin in the mouth, a keen line of acidity, fine precision here with a mineral-rich finish that exudes terroir expression. This is a great Clos du Marquis from Jean-Hubert Delon and his team, a Clos du Marquis with swagger.