2001 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

SKU #1009586 92 points Wine Spectator

 Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine.  (3/2004)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2001 Clos du Marquis tastes like a classified growth Bordeaux. Deep ruby/purple-colored, it is more open-knit and forward than its bigger sibling, exhibiting lovely cassis fruit intermixed with underbrush, earth, and subtle background oak. Enjoy this approachable 2001 over the next 10-14 years. (RP)  (6/2004)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good ruby-red color. Currant, tobacco, minerals, graphite and sexy oak on the nose. Dusty flavors of redcurrant and tobacco. At once broad and penetrating, with a subtle sweetness and very good intensity and cut. Very suave but also strong and long on the back end. (ST)  (6/2004)

K&L Notes

91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Just slightly overdone on the nose: blackberry, leather with a touch of cloves but still complex and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit extraction, clean with good acidity cutting through bright blackcurrant and cassis fruits with a nice floral, elegant finish with a touch of chestnut. Good breeding. Very fine indeed." (05/2008)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/25/2015 | Send Email
We love 2001 Bordeaux and you will love this beauty. Plenty of cassis fruit with toasty oak. Decant and enjoy.
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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 M├ędoc 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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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.