1994 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

SKU #110599

Not really a second wine as it always comes from a single parcel of las Cases. According to Robert Parker: "Clos du Marquis is not to be missed in the 1993-95 vintages. This deep ruby/purple-colored wine reveals the sweet, pure cassis fruit of Léoville-Las-Cases, good fatness, medium body, low acidity, and no astringency or harshness in the lush finish. It should drink well for 10-12 years." (02/97)

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/6/2010  | Send Email
This is the kind of Bordeaux that I put a tie on to drink- mature, classy and powerful. I found it to have iron and cassis on the nose, and a substantial mid palate full of black Cabernet fruit. The finish is big, stuffed even, but also long and interesting. This would be perfect with a standing rib, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes. I can't wait to get this home and drink it!
Drink from 2010 to 2019

 By: Jason Chiu |  Review Date: 6/19/2010 
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The nose reveals a clean bouquet of mushrooms, herbs and forest floor. The earthy palate is well balanced by a focused black currant note. There is enough structure left to last several more years, though the wine is drinking beautifully right now.
Drink from 2010 to 2014

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Julien

- St. Julien, the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, is known for highly extracted, finely structured, Cabernet-based reds. It is nestled between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south. Like St. Estephe, there are no first growths in this area. Leoville-las-Cases, Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Gruard Larose are the second-growths of St. Julien followed by Lagrange which is the only third-growth. Beychevelle, Branaire Ducru, St. Pierre, and Talbot, which are all fourth-growth wines, round out the grand cru classe chateaux. In the last several vintages, wineries from this appellation have been out-performing their traditional rankings making many of the wines from this region some of the best values in red wine today.