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2019 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1480634 95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Another head-turning 2019 is the 2019 Clos Du Marquis. It's in the same league, if not better than the 2018, although the style is more focused and lively. Beautiful crème de cassis fruits, lead pencil, damp earth, and unsmoked tobacco notes define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has building tannins, and a great finish. It shows more violet and floral tones with time in the glass and is still tight and focused on the palate. My best guess is a good 4-6 years of bottle age will be warranted and it's going to evolve for three decades. Inner quote mark (6/2020)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The wine from a single vineyard within the Léoville Las Cases estate shows power with discretion. Its tannins and rich black currant fruits from Cabernet Sauvignon are solid, ripe and also stylish. That makes for a wine that will have balance between structure and fruit, concentration and openness. The wine is set for long aging. (RV) Inner quote mark

94-95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark So bright and vivid with crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and some tar. Full-bodied and focused with lots of fruit, yet the tannins are tight and polished. Sweet tobacco and fresh mushrooms. Inner quote mark (5/2020)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2019 Clos du Marquis is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 23% Merlot, harvested between the 21st of September and 9th of October. It is aging in French oak barriques, 50% new. The alcohol is 14.1% with a pH of 3.62 and an IPT of 79. Displaying a deep purple-black color, the nose is a little reticent to begin, but with just a little coaxing, it soon opens out to show off impressively flamboyant notes of blackberry preserves, baked plums and blackcurrant pastilles with suggestions of cinnamon toast, Darjeeling tea, licorice and camphor plus a hint of wilted roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate layers in all of these exciting mineral sparks with with the energetic, fresh black fruits, supported by rock-solid, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and earthy. This a very polished and sophisticated Clos du Marquis! (LPB) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Clos du Marquis was picked from 21 September to 9 October and matured in 50% new oak. It has a deep and quite penetrating bouquet: blackberry, hoisin intermingling with cedar and light pencil shaving scents. It becomes noticeably richer with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the vivid blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with orange sorbet. There is a citric freshness towards the end of this accomplished Clos du Marquis. Excellent. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 Bordeaux Futures are being offered without any added tariffs. If there are applicable tariffs at the time the wines are imported in 2022, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs to have the wine delivered, or cancel the order with no penalty. 91-93 points Antonio Galloni for Vinous: "The 2019 Clos du Marquis is a bold, luscious Saint-Julien with plenty of up-front appeal to match its mid-weight structure. Blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice, dark, spice and lavender add to a feeling of darkness. This easygoing Saint-Julien offers plenty of immediacy. The tannins are present, but they are also nicely enrobed by the fruit." (6/2020)

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