What the Critics say
'Delicious liquorice, chocolate and cedar on the nose with loads of blackcurrant fruit too. Smooth but impressive tannins and medium body, and still with plentiful primary fruit – this is ageing superbly. Drink: 2011-2031'
The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902.
The creation of this brand was to allow a clear identification of two completely distinct terroirs. The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton.
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (1%), Petit Verdot (7%)|
|Brand||Clos du Marquis|