Marks and reviews
The complexity and elegance of an exceptional Saint-Julien
Unique and unusual, the Clos du Marquis 2018 is undeniably one of the finest vintages of the iconic Saint-Julien estate.
A two-stroke vintage marked by extreme climatic contrasts, 2018 got somewhat of a late start. The beautifully dry and hot summer that arrived in July, bringing plenty of sunshine with it, allowed the harvest to begin under calm conditions.
Intensely expressive and complex, the Clos du Marquis 2018 presents an aromatic palette full of elegance. The notes of red and black berries recall blueberries, followed by notes of sweet spices and herbs. Mineral graphite notes appears when the wine is swirled in the glass. This vintage packs the palate full of power and structure with firm, tightly-grained tannins. The lively acidity helps support the brilliant finish. The 2018 vintage of Clos du Marquis is one of the key references of the left bank of Bordeaux and one of the most beautiful vintages of Clos du Marquis, certainly made to be aged.