Château Marojallia, Margaux, SHC, 2006

  Château Marojallia

Château Marojallia, Margaux, SHC

"This is a quintessentially elegant Margaux, with a dense ruby/purple color and notes of charcoal, cassis, a hint of smoking embers, and a subtle touch of spring flower garden. Dense on the palate with medium to full-bodied flavors, superb concentration, and moderate tannin, this wine requires patience, but is impeccably well-made as usual. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2024."

91/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Marojallia

Marojallia is located in the appellation of Margaux.

Appellation: Margaux

The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.

The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend is usually more Cabernet dominated, however in the cooler more clayey parts of Bordeaux, namely St Estèphe, Merlot is often the more present of the two and can give outstanding results. A blend that is also used to good affect in the New World, producing alluring fruit-driven wines for short to medium term drinking.