"A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Clos du Marquis is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and struts confidently out of the glass with vibrant notes of crushed blackcurrants, warm blackberries and fresh black and red plums with touches of cigar box and bouquet garni. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of zingy black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a skip in its step."
93 Pts The Wine Advocate
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, at the very origin a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902. 4 generations of winemakers have inherited their know how.
The Clos du Marquis comes from an entirely different vineyard in Saint-Julien than the Chateau Leoville Las Cases, so it is not a second wine.
The creation of this brand allowed to produce a wine enjoying the best of these distinct terroirs, the main part being surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande...
The vines stretch over about 45 hectares with an average age of 30 years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil is due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past. This characteristic brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the wine: structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential.