1990 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

SKU #1074459 90 points Wine Spectator

 Delicious well-balanced red. Dark ruby color. Wonderful aromas of ripe berry, black licorice and cherries. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish.  (8/1990)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1990 is equal to the 1989. The saturated color, intense black-cherry, oaky nose, and dense, rich, medium to full-bodied flavors reveal fine concentration and balance.  (2/1993)

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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.