2009 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1570860 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Rich yet firmly structured this is a very classic St.-Julien that's generous and polished with so much energy driving the long plush finish. Delicious now, but should hold for many years. Inner quote mark (3/2019)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A beautiful, young, and still burly 2009, the Clos du Marquis comes from a single vineyard in the Léoville Las Cases stable (it's not a second wine) and is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It's a beautiful wine offering classic Saint-Julien crème de cassis fruits as well as lots of rocky minerality, cedarwood, graphite, and spring flowers. With full-bodied richness, a seamless, layered mouthfeel, stunning purity of fruit, and a great finish, it needs a solid decant if drinking today and has another two decades or more of prime drinking. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A dense wine, the wood just showing at this stage through its dark tannins and superb rich fruit. The wine is ripe, with a density of tannins that go right down deep. Big and powerful. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has a perfumy espresso edge to its racy red currant, briar and blackberry bush notes. Long and refined through the finish, with a pronounced minerality that should soften in a decade. Tight, but a rather elegant expression of Cabernet overall. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Clos du Marquis gives up notes of warm cassis, mocha, plum preserves and tobacco with a touch of Mediterranean herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is solidly structured with firm, chewy tannins backing up the muscular fruit core, culminating in a mineral-laced finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Deep red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of black raspberry, licorice and minerals. Sweet, rich and suave, with sound acidity and a lightly herbal character intensifying its seamless dark berry flavors. Not hugely deep or nuanced but delivers a lot of flavor and finishes with ripe, dusty tannins that will not get in the way of tasting this wine early. Inner quote mark (7/2012)

K&L Notes

93 points, Robert Parker writes for Wine Advocate: "Now positioned as a totally separate vineyard and a real clos (enclosed walled vineyard), this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from Jean-Hubert Delon is a beauty. Creme de cassis notes intermixed with some vanillin, crushed rock and spring flowers jump from the glass. Full-bodied and powerful (nearly 14% natural alcohol), this is a generously endowed, rich wine that was first made in 1902. The 2009 should drink well for 20-25 years. Readers need to think of it as a true classified growth, although technically it is not." (02/2012) *½+V Great entry. Plummy aromas and flavors. Superb length. Alex: This wine was drop-dead gorgeous! A stunning wine with such purity of fruit and depth it left me speechless. Ralph: Deep blood red, with thick mid-palate fruit. It will be one of the great values of the vintage! Jeff: Elegant and intriguing. 2009 is the "vintage of the second wine." This is easily one of the best.


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