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Bordeaux

2017 Château Marsau

6 x 750ml
This is really delicious and already so drinkable with rich cherry and plum character, as well as stone and cement. Medium to full body, creamy and medium-round tannins and a long finish. Burst of red fruit with tile. Crunchy. Savory. 100% merlot. Drink or hold. Read more
Critic Reviews
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93 POINTS
James Suckling

This is really delicious and already so drinkable with rich cherry and plum character, as well as stone and cement. Medium to full body, creamy and medium-round tannins and a long finish. Burst of red fruit with tile. Crunchy. Savory. 100% merlot. Drink or hold.

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92 POINTS
James Suckling

A very pretty and solid red with dark berries, chocolate and hints of spice. Lovely richness and intensity. Medium to full body and chewy tannins. Great length and drive at the end for this appellation and the vintage.

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90 POINTS
Wine Spectator

Singed cedar, savory and humus accents run alongside a core of currant and bitter cherry fruit, imbuing this with an old-school feel. Reveals a chalky mineral note on the finish. A touch austere but shows good character. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made.

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Wine Spectator

On the soft side, with gentle-edged damson plum and bitter cherry fruit inlaid with a light whiff of tobacco.

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Tasting Notes

Singed cedar, savory and humus accents run alongside a core of currant and bitter cherry fruit, imbuing this with an old-school feel. Reveals a chalky mineral note on the finish. A touch austere but shows good character. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made. Wine Spectator

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Winemakers Note

In 2017, Marsau was severely affected by frost. The four hectares that go into the second wine did not produce anything. The ten hectares of the grand vin will only give about 18,000 bottles... In spite of this record low crop, thanks to draconian sorting during harvest, Marsau 2017 is a remarkable success. Freshness, precision, bightness of fruit, silkiness of tanins and drive are its defining traits. The wines of Marsau continue to improve in definition and identity vintage after vintage. Critic's ratings confirm this, with most notably James Suckling putting Marsau at the very top of its category with this new vintage. He indeed rates Marsau higher than any wine of the right bank outside of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol ! A regular over performer, Marsau is a CVBG exclusive

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