2016 Clos du Marquis

750 ml


20 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Vintage: 2016 Futures

Score: JS-95   WE 93-95  NM-94  AG-94  RP-94  WS-94  DC-92

Size: 750 ml

20 in stock


“This has a very suave, fresh and upbeat feel overall, with freshly baked berry pastry and ripe raspberry, boysenberry and red-plum aromas in abundance. The palate has a superb array of rich, fresh and deeply fruited tannins that roll smoothly into the elegant, focused and perfectly balanced finish. Try from 2023.” (2/2019) 95 pts, James Suckling

Barrel Sample. “From a vineyard that is now separate from but owned by Léoville las-Cases, this wine is dense, intense and with the finest tannins. Great acidity and black fruits are supported by a serious, complex structure. A wine for long-term aging.”  (4/2017) 93-95  Wine Enthusiast

“The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from September 30 to October 19. It has a generous, intense bouquet of blackberries, raspberry confit, cedar and light tobacco scents, representing a serious step up from the La Petite Marquise (as it should). The palate is rounded and quite sumptuous on the entry, and beautifully balanced, with a fine bead of acidity. This is a very fresh, tensile Clos du Marquis displaying superb precision on the finish and great persistence. Give it three to five years in bottle and then enjoy over the next 20 years, possibly more.” (01/2019) 94 pts, Neal Martin for Vinous

“The 2016 Clos du Marquis is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Inky, deep and explosive, with superb depth and impeccable balance, the 2016 is fabulously delicious. One of the things I admire most about the 2016 is an uncanny ability to deliver serious flavor intensity without excess heaviness. This is a stellar effort from Jean-Hubert Delon and his team.” (1/2019) 94 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

Blended of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Clos du Marquis has a very deep garnet-purple color and is a little broody to begin, giving way to notes of crushed blackcurrants and black cherries with touches of warm plums, pencil shavings, earth and new leather with a waft of yeast extract. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it has bold fruit matched by freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.”  (11/2018) 94 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Once again, proof of the hard to fault success in Saint-Julien in 2016. I really recommend Clos du Marquis for its Saint-Julien spirit – elegant, endless and classical, with menthol, cedar and black fruit, and tannins that softly float alongside.”  (4/2017) Decanter

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in


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