2001 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien
Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine.
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)
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)
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)