1998 Clos du Marquis

12 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

Clos du Marquis, the greatness of Saint-Julien's terroirs Clos du Marquis, created in 1902, finds its origin in the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, the residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. Clos du Marquis is a historic vineyard of the Delon estates, originally separate from the vineyard of Léoville Las Cases. Today, the vineyard producing Clos du Marquis is mainly located on the great terroirs of the Saint-Julien appellation, surrounded by prestigious classified growths such as Léoville Poyferré or Léoville Barton. The heart of the Clos du Marquis terroir is situated 500 meters west of the Enclos of Léoville Las Cases. It consists of Quaternary gravel, older and finer than those of the Enclos. On these 45 hectares of vineyard, the ripening phase is later than in the Enclos, which benefits from the warming brought by the proximity of the Gironde. This typical Saint-Julien terroir produces a great Clos du Marquis, with beautiful concentration and distinction worthy of the greatest wines of the appellation. It demonstrates a gentle power combining sapidity and richness, offering a saline touch on the finish.