1998 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A superb effort, the 1998 exhibits abundant quantities of black currant and cherry fruit subtley dosed with toasty oak. A medium to full-bodied, nicely-textured, pure effort, with a moderately tannic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Cool aromas of black cherry, tobacco, currant leaf, minerals and toasty oak. Intensely flavored and sinewy, with less fat than the '99 but plenty of personality. Finishes with firm, nicely buffered tannins and very good persistence. A rather elegant, Pauillac-styled Clos du Marquis.
Currant and fresh herb aromas follow through to a medium body, with soft tannins and a polished, textured finish with hints of vanilla and berries.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. (Web-2009)