2015 Chateau Marsau
This is the best Marsau produced thus far. Terrific red with ripe red and black plums with ripe tannins and a long finish. Affordable Bordeaux done well.
The 2015 Marsau is made by the "better half" of CVBG's Mathieu Chardronnier. It is 100% Merlot from 30-year-old vines planted on clay soil and matured in 30% new oak. It felt a little pinched on the nose at first, a little unresponsive, though with aeration I found a light marine influence tincturing the black fruit and it began to find a (prenatal) voice. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin. There is good weight here: furry textured tannin, but appreciable freshness and a sense of elegance on the finish. Give this 2-3 years in bottle and you will have a fine Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux on your hands." Neal Martin Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2015 Marsau is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a savory, meaty, earthy nose of smoked meats and scorched earth over a core of warm plums and blackberry pie plus a hint of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy structure and good concentration of muscular fruit, finishing savory/sweet. 90 points - Robert Parker
How’s it taste?
Medium bodied, yet with a plushness that comes from well handled modern Bordeaux grapes, then soft tannins to finish
Who made it?
Chateau Marsau is located near to the historic village of Francs, a few kilometres East of Saint-Emilion. The vineyard lies on one of the highest points of the Francs Cotes de Bordeaux appellation. Based on the region, the individual aspect of the vineyard, soil type and climate, the decision was made to plant Merlot - the emblematic variety of the Right Bank. Chateau Marsau's aim is to take full advantage of the quality of the fruit grown in their vineyard, and to faithfully express the personality of the terroir and vintage. To that end, each separate parcel of fruit is aged in oak barrels, to preserve the individual identity of each cuvee. The final blend is made at the end of a 12-month period, bringing into being the Chateau Marsau.
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