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Founded in 1902, Clos du Marquis is a wine that originates from Petit Clos, the former home of the Marquis de Las Cases. Adjoining that of Chateau Leoville Las Cases, the Clos du Marquis vineyard is located on the great terroir of the Saint-Julien appellation on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. A strong brand of the Domaines Delon, Clos du Marquis has a unique identity, different from that of Leoville Las Cases. The wines of Clos de Marquis are among the greatest red wines of Saint-Julien.
Located on the most prestigious terroir of the Saint-Julien appellation, Clos du Marquis is an exceptional vineyard, 500 meters from the entrance to the Leoville Las Cases vineyard. Aged 35 years on average, the Clos du Marquis vineyard covers approximately 43 hectares of vines. The homogeneous terroir is made up of organic matter on the surface with the soils composed of sandy-clay Quaternary gravel. These gravel soils are older and finer than those of the terroir found at Leoville Las Cases, offering fantastic drainage. Further from the Gironde, the grapes of Clos du Marquis ripen later, at the end of a very long and gradual ripening cycle.
An early start, a late end-of-season, 2021 was a very long vintage and far from the image of a quiet river. With weather conditions that required the teams' utmost dedication, the year was punctuated by episodes that were sometimes regarded as perilous. The outcome is positive, even though the selection for the production of Clos du Marquis 2021 was drastic, the grapes used are perfectly ripe and beautifully balanced. The Cabernet grapes have done well, with a good proportion of Cabernet Franc.
Clos du Marquis 2021 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (19%) and Cabernet Franc (14%).
Structured, firm and intense, Clos du Marquis 2021 has an assertive identity that owes much to the elegance and power of the Cabernet grapes, which perform well in this vintage. This wine shows complexity, a noble structure and an aerial, inviting elegance that stretches out for a long time on the finish.