Very dark rubi robe, nose of blackcurrant, dark cherries, and some clover and spices. Very much delicious with mature but fresh merlot and a bit of cab on the blend. Fresh, balanced and rich like the vintage. Cool stuff. Incredible value for the quality you get. Buy what you can, this will go up once folks discover it. — a month ago
Used the Durand, didn’t need it. I think this cork is made of Oak, the densest cork I’ve experienced.
K&L $15.00 bottle, too bad they only had 1. You would think this bottle is less than 5 years old, never thought I’d say that about a $15.00 Merlot, I need to French it up more often
The 14-hectare vineyard of Chateau Marsau is planted to 100% Merlot. The terroir is clay, with limestone and sandy soils. The vineyard is well situated in the appellation on a slope that is close to the peak of the plateau in the Cotes de Francs appellation with an elevation of close to 100 meters.
The vineyard is located just a bit northeast of the Francs village. The vines are on average 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a density ranging from 5,000-6,5000 vines per hectare. In 2020, Chateau Marsau was certified as being 100% organic in their farming.
To produce the wine, vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wines are aged in an average of 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. In most vintages, the annual production is close to 4,500 cases. There is a second wine, Prelude de Marsau.
Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/satellite-appellations/chateau-marsau-cote-de-francs-bordeaux-wine-complete-guide/ — a month ago
The aged. 2009 was a good year for me I think… Color is showing the aging. Bit rust in the beet root red. Smells like old paper, wet outside stuff, and tobacco (or maybe ganja). And dried cherry fruits. Flavors are gamey, and it has a fireside feel. Toasted and roasted. And rusty iron too. Very ripe strawberries meets a croissant. Balance is nice. Plenty of tannin on the way out. This is what I think of as the way a Bordeaux blend tastes after some time mellowing in its own juices. Elegant, classy and covered in a lovely patina of rusty velvet. — 22 days ago
Easy drinking Bordeaux that went great with our French food, from Escargot and Duck Confit Tacos, to Chicken Dijonnaise and Scallops. It felt lighter and brighter with notes of plum and dark berries, tannins softened by acidity, slight earth with a chocolate finish. — 19 days ago
Very balanced nice fruit notes cherry somewhere in there...
For the price a great bottle. — 12 days ago
2010 Prestige. A blend of Merlot(85%), Malbec (10%)and Cabernet Franc (5%). Another great wine from this estate. Aged in 100% new oak, which is more often than not a red flag to me, but this wine takes it incredibly well. Solid colour, looks younger than its age. Still a lot of (black) fruit, balancing acidity and powerful ripe tannin. Well-integrated alcohol (14,5% abv.). Long minty finish. Vincent Lemaire is a great winemaker (and a bit of an "enfant terrible" with strong opinions) and I feel fortunate to discover these older vintages. Highly recommended. — 25 days ago
Thanksgiving 2021. Tasty. Fruity. Medium and balanced. Good. — 4 days ago