Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1710 ratings
9.2114 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Sarah O'Kelley

Great value for aged Bordeaux - lots of tertiary - soy, leather, mushrooms but also fruit - some years to go before peaking! A nice treat on Easter with rack of lamb after a long week!

Great value for aged Bordeaux - lots of tertiary - soy, leather, mushrooms but also fruit - some years to go before peaking! A nice treat on Easter with rack of lamb after a long week!

Apr 22nd, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1994 / old school #saintjulien and I love every sip of it. Very expressive, that nice ‘stinking’ smell (you like it or hate it) pencilshaving and amazing good balance. 24y and delivering joy. Respect.

Vintage 1994 / old school #saintjulien and I love every sip of it. Very expressive, that nice ‘stinking’ smell (you like it or hate it) pencilshaving and amazing good balance. 24y and delivering joy. Respect.

Dec 15th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.3

Halfer

Halfer

Nov 29th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Smooth, brick red with brown edges. Light tannins. Medium body. Perfumed nose. Subtle blackberries, plums, and lavender notes.

Smooth, brick red with brown edges. Light tannins. Medium body. Perfumed nose. Subtle blackberries, plums, and lavender notes.

Oct 10th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

First taste from my cellar. Lovely black cherry, smooth tannins, velvety in the mouth. Well worth the wait.

First taste from my cellar. Lovely black cherry, smooth tannins, velvety in the mouth. Well worth the wait.

Jun 20th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.1

Dood! So good in mini-me version

Dood! So good in mini-me version

Jun 14th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Dark and beautifully evolved. Soft tannins. Sous bois nose with a touch of hoisin, blackberry and the lightest touch of rusticity. Right at its peak. Very st Julien and very very good

Dark and beautifully evolved. Soft tannins. Sous bois nose with a touch of hoisin, blackberry and the lightest touch of rusticity. Right at its peak. Very st Julien and very very good

Dec 19th, 2017
Bill Bender

The Marquis is an estate adjacent to Leoville in St. Julien. It is not the 2nd label to Leoville Las Cases. I was impressed with structure and balance. Dusty and earth driven but abundant fruit. Excellent QPR.

The Marquis is an estate adjacent to Leoville in St. Julien. It is not the 2nd label to Leoville Las Cases. I was impressed with structure and balance. Dusty and earth driven but abundant fruit. Excellent QPR.

Sep 12th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

A beautiful bouquet, the aromas rise with an easy whirl of the glass. The palate is delicious, this wine is in a great stage of drinking right now with another 7-10 years easy. Lots of Cabernet character comes through with cherry, cassis and currants leading the way with minerality and spice tempering the fruit. Plush but refined, this has solid length with ample acidity and silky, ripe tannin. A long fruit and terroir laden finish. #stjulien #delon #bordeaux

A beautiful bouquet, the aromas rise with an easy whirl of the glass. The palate is delicious, this wine is in a great stage of drinking right now with another 7-10 years easy. Lots of Cabernet character comes through with cherry, cassis and currants leading the way with minerality and spice tempering the fruit. Plush but refined, this has solid length with ample acidity and silky, ripe tannin. A long fruit and terroir laden finish. #stjulien #delon #bordeaux

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2014
Thomas Hughes

Bordeaux prices continue to soar out of reach. The 1st grows are $500 in mediocre vintages and 2nd's are over $200 in banner years. I have resorted to 2nd labels of the general classifications. Though it is a distant cousin to Chateau Leoville Las Cases (my favorite vineyard), this elegant red brings a bouquet of fruit forward, but lacks structure. The finish is light; perhaps 10 years was too long in the bottle. I bought for under $50, not worth the current $75 price tag. Cheers!

Bordeaux prices continue to soar out of reach. The 1st grows are $500 in mediocre vintages and 2nd's are over $200 in banner years. I have resorted to 2nd labels of the general classifications. Though it is a distant cousin to Chateau Leoville Las Cases (my favorite vineyard), this elegant red brings a bouquet of fruit forward, but lacks structure. The finish is light; perhaps 10 years was too long in the bottle. I bought for under $50, not worth the current $75 price tag. Cheers!

2 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2013