"Grand Vin" means great wine, and the Clos du Marquis Saint Julien offers all the richness and history of Bordeaux in one elegant bottle. Made from vineyard fruit adjacent to 2nd growth classified growths, the Clos du Marquis red offers a fine expression of the Saint-Julien character: structure, complexity, harmony, distinction and ageing potential.
Blended of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Clos du Marquis has a very deep garnet-purple color and is a little broody to begin, giving way to notes of crushed blackcurrants and black cherries with touches of warm plums, pencil shavings, earth and new leather with a waft of yeast extract. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it has bold fruit matched by freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.—Lisa Perrotti-Brown
94 points—Wine Advocate