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Clos du Marquis 2001

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"Since 1989, Clos du Marquis has been close to the quality of a third or fourth growth."

— Robert Parker

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"The Clos du Marquis, the second label of Léoville-Las Cases, was created at the end of the 19th century. This name, which has been used on a regular basis since the beginning of the last century, originates from the small "clos" (walled parcel) situated near the Château de Léoville (the residence of the late Marquis de Las-Cases).

"Clos du Marquis could be considered the precursor of the Bordeaux second wines, a movement that generally took hold in the mid to late 1980s. It has always been made from the younger vines, or 'cuvées', deemed of insufficient quality for the grand vin.

"However, with time, the Clos du Marquis has acquired an identity of its own. Today the wine emerges from well-defined terroirs situated outside the Grand Clos de Las Cases and within the Petit Clos. The selected vineyards are surrounded by those of Pichon-Lalande, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton, Lagrange, and Talbot.

"Since 1989, Clos du Marquis has been close to the quality of a third or fourth growth."

— Robert Parker

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
89 The 2001 Clos du Marquis tastes like a classified growth Bordeaux. Deep ruby/purple-coloured, it is more open-knit and forward than its bigger sibling, exhibiting lovely cassis fruit intermixed with underbrush, earth, and subtle background oak. Enjoy this approachable 2001 over the next 10-14 years.
James Suckling
James Suckling
92 Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine. Best after 2008.
Name Clos du Marquis
Vintage 2001
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 240,000 bottles
Soil Siliceous gravel with clay and limestone underlay
Winemaking 20 days' fermentation in concrete tanks
Ageing 20 months in oak barrels (20% new)
Website http://www.leoville-las-cases.com/
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Dinner Party; Dinner with friends
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 5 Years