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Clos du Marquis 2009

$242.00 per bottle

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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

James Suckling
James Suckling
89-92 Raspberry and wild currant on the nose. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, pretty finish. Plenty of currant and mineral character. Builds on the finish. Tannic.
Robert Parker
Robert Parker
93 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.
Steven Spurrier — Decanter Black red, smoky nose with deep, rather discreet fruit, great purity, quite reserved, extremely elegant.
Name Clos du Marquis
Vintage 2009
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 50 years old
Production 240,000 bottles
Soil Siliceous gravel with clay and limestone underlay
Winemaking 20 days' fermentation 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 20 Years