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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Léoville Las Cases

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Julien

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

Clos du Marquis, St Julien, 1996

12x75cl £595.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

"The 1996 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (lower than recent vintages), 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot (that usually goes into Leoville-Las Cases). Much like the 1996 Potensac that I tasted alongside at the château, the nose is youthful and backward with blackberry, freshly tilled soil, cedar and tobacco scents that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, plenty of crisp and pure black fruit laced with cedar, harmonious and long. This is a great Saint Julien at 20 years of age, firing on all cylinders and, to be honest, surpassing some of the Grand Vins in this vintage. Probably still available at a decent price, this comes thoroughly recommended. Tasted July 2016."

91/100 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, October 2016

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