Bordeaux

2021 Clos du Marquis

$930.00
6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

The name of this wine, created at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyard was planted, was inspired by the Petit Clos adjacent to the Château de Léoville, residence of the Marquis de Las Cases. Clos du Marquis is a historical brand by the Domaines Delon, at the very origin a separate vineyard to Leoville Las Cases whose first vintage was released in 1902. The creation of this brand allowed to produce a wine enjoying the best of these distinct terroirs. The situation remains unchanged today as the vineyard producing the Clos du Marquis is located on top terroirs of the Saint Julien appellation, the main part being surrounded by such prestigious Classified Growths as Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton. The heart of the Clos du Marquis vineyard is 500 metres west of the famous walled enclosure of Léoville Las Cases known as the ‘Enclos’. It is made up of quaternary gravel that is older and finer than the Enclos gravel. Most of its vines stretch over about 45 hectares (111 acres) with an average age of thirty years. The presence of organic matter in the top soil, due to the presence of a forest on this land in the past, brings a typical Saint-Julien style to the Clos du Marquis. The grapes ripen later in this vineyard than in the Enclos, the latter being warmed by the micro-climate of the nearby Gironde river. This part of the vineyard, planted on the Saint-Julien plateau, 20 metres above sea level, is composed of humic podzol over sandy-clay gravel. The Clos du Marquis terroir is characterised by a greater regularity in the soil types as well as a higher hydrological sensitivity than the Enclos that possesses a natural drainage system thanks to the slope of the land and its proximity to the river. This great Terroir so typically Saint-Julien has produced a great Clos du Marquis, with splendid concentration and a distinction worthy of the greatest wines of the appellation. A demonstration of gentle power combining sapidity and richness, offering a touch of sapidity on the finish.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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