Clos Du Marquis
The Clos du Marquis is a perfect expression of the Saint-Julien features based on structure, harmony, distinction, complexity and ageing potential.
After a relatively early budburst that followed the wet and mild winter, the coolness of May delayed the flowering and brought the dates of 2014 back around the averages of thepast ten years. June and July were punctuated by stormyspells but the latter half of July was sunnier and hotter for the cluster closing and the colour change, improving thepotential of development for phenolic compounds in thegrapes. The fine weather then settled in from 15th Augustwith mild temperatures that maintained good aciditylevels. Then the month of September was among thehottest and sunniest of the decade, beneficial to thepositive hydric stress that would bring smoothness to the tannins developing in the skins and pips. The carefulmastery of the yield, vigour and early de-leafing all ensuredthe grapes remained perfectly healthy, making it possibleto pick each grape variety at optimum ripeness.
AOC (controlled designation of origin)
Region: Bordeaux - Médoc
Rich dark fruits such as blackcurrant and blackberry fruit on the notes with undertones of Havana aromas and smoky oak. The palate is complex yet full-bodied with silky tannins, hints of spice, mint, and minerals with a captivating finish.
To be consumed during meals of red or white meats such as grilled prime rib, poultry, game, spicy dishes or those in sauce.
74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Aging: maturation in new oak barrels
Aging potential: 11 years
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
Alcohol content: 13.85%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.