Clos du Marquis 2014 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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92.5 sur 100 based on 8 Average rating of the Experts
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92.5
 
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Experts Reviews

92/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
92/100
Score de Jean Marc Quarin
Jean Marc Quarin
95/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
16.5/20
Score de Gault & Millau
Gault et Millau
94/100
Score de la RVF
RVF
91/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
17/20
Score de Bettane & Besseauve
Bettane et Desseauve
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

The 2014 Clos du Marquis, a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has kept that soupçon of opulence that I observed when this was in barrel; it has layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, incense and iris emerging from the glass whilst maintaining superb delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. Graphite-infused red and black fruit on the front palate whilst the back is adorned with just a hint of blue fruit that lends this a more feminine allure. There is lovely balance here, fresh and focused with a touch of graphite borrowed from over the border in Pauillac. This is an excellent Clos du Marquis that will give 20 years of pleasure.
92
points on 100
From a separate vineyard on the Léoville Las Cases estate, this is a solidly structured, concentrated wine of power and depth. It just avoids the bitterness of extraction because of the superrich berry and plum fruits. The tough background yields to vibrant acidity on the finish.
95
points on 100
Pure and vibrant, with a lovely stream of plum, cassis and blackberry confiture notes, laced with licorice snap and violet hints. A sleek graphite detail harnesses the finish. Wins on purity in the end. Best from 2019 through 2028. 10,000 cases made.
91
points on 100
Très beau nez de mûre sauvage, cassis, épices. Gourmandise, de la chair, une belle patine de tanins, des notes épicées et une finale aérienne. Délicat et charmeur.
16.5
points on 20
Le nez est intense et épicé, avec une densité et une concentration impressionnantes. Toujours aussi précis, porté par une trame serrée, il termine sur un fruité juteux.
94
points on 100

Description

The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases.

Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902.

The creation of this brand was to allow a clear identification of two completely distinct terroirs.

The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton.




The terroir

The Clos du Marquis vineyard is 500 metres west of the famous walled enclosure of Léoville Las Cases known as the ‘Enclos’. It is made up of quaternary gravel that is older and finer than the Enclos gravel.

The vines stretch over about 45 hectares (111 acres) with an average age of thirty years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil, due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past, brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the Clos du Marquis. The grapes ripen later in this vineyard than in the Enclos, the latter being warmed by the micro-climate of the nearby Gironde river.

The vineyard, planted on the Saint-Julien plateau, 20 metres above sea level, is composed of humic podzol over sandy-clay gravel. The Clos du Marquis terroir is characterised by a greater regularity in the soil types as well as a higher hydrological sensitivity than the Enclos that possesses a natural drainage system thanks to the slope of the land and its proximity to the river.









Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Léoville Las-Cases
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    25 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2028
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 25 hectares by Château Léoville Las-Cases. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.