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Clos du Marquis St. Julien 2009

Clos du Marquis St. Julien 2009

750ML        
Sku: 053506

Rating
 Wine Advocate 93 points (Feb 2012)
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.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jan 25 2012)
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. Best from 2016 through 2024.óJ.M.

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Julien
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine

Reg. $89.99

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