1994 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

SKU #110599 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 I am not a great believer in the quality of most second wines, as they tend to be a dumping ground for everything deemed not desirable for the grand vin. However, such second wines as Forts de Latour, Bahans-Haut-Brion, Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux, and Clos du Marquis are serious wines that possess the character of their more complex and concentrated siblings, yet are more supple and accessible. 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 Leoville-Las-Cases, good fatness, medium body, low acidity, and no astringency or harshness in the lush finish. (RP)  (2/1997)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium ruby-red. Plum, game, nuts and saddle leather on the nose. Nicely textured, smooth and vinous, with enticing plum and smoke flavors; if the '98 is like Pauillac, this is quintessential St. Julien. Finishes with ripe tannins and good length.  (5/2000)

Wine Spectator

 This red has mineral, currant and mint aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with polished tannins and a fruity, succulent finish. Early drinking, yet a very good red for the vintage (Web-2001)

K&L Notes

Not really a second wine as it always comes from a single parcel of las Cases.

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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!
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