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2017 Marquis d'Alesme, Margaux 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1359075 94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Blockbuster stuff, the 2017 Chateau Marquis D'Alesme Becker hails from a 15-hectare vineyard of mostly sandy, gravelly soils located in the heart of the Margaux appellation. Since the arrival of Marjolaine de Coninck in 2009, this estate has been firing on all cylinders. The 2017 is based on 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in 65% new French oak, with the balance in a mix of 1-4-year-old barrels. Inky hued with stunning notes of cassis, ground herbs, tobacco, chocolate, and smoked earth, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, concentrated texture, ripe tannins, and a solid spine of acidity. This backward, unevolved 2017 has all the right components but needs 5-7 years of bottle age. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Marquis d'Alesme Becker is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has a very serious, classic nose of warm cassis, cedar chest, pencil lead and fragrant earth with wafts of violets and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, it has a solid backbone of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and a muscular mid-palate of tightly wound layers, delivering lovely purity and great length. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Marquis d'Alesme is a powerful, dark Margaux. Black cherry, plum, crème de cassis, tobacco, leather, menthol, espresso and tobacco accents add to the wine's decidedly potent feel. Ample and creamy on the palate, the 2017 shows the important presence of Merlot in the blend, which among other things, gives a real sense of immediacy. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Rich in colour, with spicy cinnamon and black pepper notes followed by a silky texture in the mouth with good persistency. It's a success in the vintage, layered and appealing with a gourmet dash of grilled oak. It's confident and extends its hand, with a nod to Margaux typicity. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

91 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark There’s strong drive here with rich aromas of dark berries and cassis, as well as blueberries. The palate has a bold build of quite fine, firm tannin that carries long, even and true. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will call or local delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions. 92 points Neal Martin for Vinous: "The 2017 Marquis d'Alesme Becker matured in 65% new oak. The 2017 is very deep in colour. It has a high-toned and quite opulent bouquet thanks to the 30% Merlot in this blend. Veins of blue fruit and violet emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fleshy in texture. A saturated mouthfeel towards the finish has a slight headiness about it. A finely made, though not profound Margaux." (02/2020)


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