The 2015 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a really engaging, pretty, quite feminine bouquet with rose petal-infused redcurrant, crushed strawberry and blackcurrant fruit. The new oak (50%) is very well integrated here. The palate is well balanced with sensual ripe tannin, crushed violet infusing the darker fruit than the nose suggests: blackberry and boysenberry, touches of graphite and tar toward the nicely structured finish. This is a superb Clos du Marquis that should give two or three decades of drinking pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2022 – 2042.
Neil Martin – 93 pt.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot