Villa des Quatre Soeurs, a 90 point Margaux

Villa des Quatre Soeurs, a 90 point Margaux
Villa des Quatre Soeurs is one of those little gems that is often overlooked. This Thienpont and Boissenot collaboration is produced from a 1.5 hectare plot near the village of Soussans from 60-80 year old vines. It is produced with exactly the same passion and attention as its stable mate, Clos des Quatre Vents, but this is a more supple, more precocious style of Margaux.

The 2010 is a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot and in our opinion is Luc’s best VD4S to date. When tasted at Southwold, this little (in price) Margaux, impressed with its lavish bouquet and sumptuous fruit core. It’s a lovely wine to drink now or to lay down for the next five years. And at just £12.50/bt ib, and with 90 points, we think this is a rather compelling proposition!

The Villa des Quatre Soeurs has plenty of blackberry, raspberry and tobacco/cigar box scents on the nose that opens nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp entry. Quite angular tannins here, but it displays a nice line of acidity and a decent supple finish. This is a commendable Margaux from Luc Thienpont. Tasted January 2014. 90/100. Neal Martin, www.erobertparker.com