Bordeaux

2017 Clos Marsalette Rouge

$383.94
6 x 750ml
Very pure, with a long, focused beam of cassis, warm plum and loganberry fruit flavors, seamlessly inlaid with savory, iron and floral notes. A tarry hint checks in on the finish, but the fruit and bright minerality win out easily. Shows good precision. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2034. — JM Read more
Critic Reviews
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94 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Very pure, with a long, focused beam of cassis, warm plum and loganberry fruit flavors, seamlessly inlaid with savory, iron and floral notes. A tarry hint checks in on the finish, but the fruit and bright minerality win out easily. Shows good precision. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2034. — JM

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92 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Clos Marsalette sports a deep ruby color as well as medium-bodied, perfumed notes of blackberries, crushed violets, leafy tobacco, and bay leaf. It’s seamless, elegant, and incredibly polished, with ripe tannin. It shows the more charming, forward style of the vintage, yet should age nicely on its balance and purity.

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92 POINTS
James Suckling

This shows lots of white pepper, chalk and crushed berries. Medium to full body, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. 60% of the crop lost due to frost. Delicious now, but better after 2021.

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91 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Medium bodied with a sweet, smoky, black cherry character, the wine is forward, soft and earthy and will definitely drink well for at least a decade.

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91 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 Clos Marsalette is ripe, bold and juicy, with quite a bit of raciness and more overt ripeness than I remember seeing en primeur. At the same time, there is plenty of floral and savory lift from the Cabernets. Sweet red plum, mint, sage, tobacco and cedar are all laced together in this super-expressive, inviting, mid-weight Pessac-Léognan Graves from Stephan von Neipperg. This is such a pretty wine. Tasted two times.

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90 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clos Marsalette gives up scents of stewed plums, baked black cherries and mulberries with touches of cassis, cigar box and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and plenty of earth-laced black fruit, finishing just a tad firm. Drinking Window : 2020 - 2031

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Jane Anson - Decanter

Tight, firm and confidently extracted black fruits develop a slightly bitter tinge and close in on the final section. It has stayed true to the estate signature, but where that works brilliantly in years with concentrated, rich fruits, it struggles a little for balance here. Drinking Window 2023 - 2033

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René Gabriel - WeinWisser

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. 22 hl/ha. Purpurgranat mit vio­lettera Rand. Dropsiges Beerenbouquet, dahinter Cassisblüten und Lakritze. Am molligen Gaumen mit gutem Zug und abgerundeten Tanninen. lm Finale saftige blaubeerige Frucht und Lakritze. Gut ge-macht, ist in semer Klasse einer der Besten! Toller Bordeauxspass für kteines Budget. Wer sagt. Bordeaux sei teuer, wird nicht nur hier eines Besseren be-lehrt.                             17+/20 2023 — 2045 17/20

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Winemakers Note

The Von Neipperg Family, a history intertwined with winegrowing The custodian of some 800 years of winegrowing tradition, the talented Stephan von Neipperg manages the Bordeaux estates acquired by his fatherin 1971: Château Canon La Gaffelière et La Mondotte, 1er Grands Crus Classés B de Saint-Emilion, Clos de l'Oratoire, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Clos Marsalette, Pessac-Léognan, et le Château d'Aiguilhe, Castillon - Côte de Bordeaux Ably assisted by a team of professionals, he has brought the wines from these châteaux to the pinnacle of quality. The upcoming generation, also deeply attached to the terroir, is preparing to perpetuate the family vocation...! Clos Marsalette, Pessac-Leognan Located in Martillac, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Clos Marsalette is jointly owned by Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu. This vineyard sits magnificently on gravelly rises deposited aeons ago by the Garonne. Clos Marsalette's vineyard which covers an area of 12 hectares for the red wine is looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir. Clos Marsalette red is round, fruity, and distinguished.

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Delivery Details

International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: March 31st, 2024


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