Clos du Marquis 2012 - Saint Julien Bordeaux
Appelation: Saint Julien
Tasting note: 93 Pts. The wine is pure with lots of crème de cassis, crushed rock and vanillin characteristics in its long, medium to full- bodied personality. Given the fact that this vineyard was once part of the larger Leoville Las Cases estate, it is no surprise that it is similar to its more famous as well as more expensive cousin. A strong effort in this vintage, it should drink well for 15-20 years
Food pairing: Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
Blending: Cabernet Sauvignon 92% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc 2%
Harvest : The vintage 2012 was characterised by a slow, late growth cycle due to a very cool and wet spring. The budburst was spread out over time and created a variation in the stages of development that was to be partially evened out by the dry, sunny period that began in mid-July. The colour change and ripening occurred in ideal weather conditions that continued through to harvest-time. The grapes remained perfectly healthy despite rainy spells during picking
Duration of barrel ageing: 15-20 months
Location: Bordeaux France - Saint Julien
Name: Clos du Marquis 2012 - Saint Julien Bordeaux
Area: saint julien (see Map)
- Created in 1902, the Clos du Marquis has its origins in the "Petit Clos" adjacent to the Château de Léoville, home of the Marquis de Las Cases.
The Clos du Marquis comes from the great terroirs of the Saint-Julien appellation that were not part of the former Léoville estate.
These terroirs are located further west and surrounded by prestigious Crus Classés (Classifi ed Growths) including Second Growths from the Saint-Julien and Pauillac appellations: Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.
The Clos du Marquis thus displays typical Saint-Julien characteristics: structure, complexity, balance, distinction and great ageing potential.