Château Marjosse

Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8127 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. From Pierre Lurton's private estate in the Entre Deux Mers region. Mainly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Red fruit and spices with subtle oak and a hint of leather. Well-balanced, the 14,5 abv. alcohol kept in check by the fresh acidity and slightly rustic tannic structure. Spicy finish. Tastes like something in between Saint-Emilion and Pessac-Léognan. Terrific value too. Drinking well now but I believe it will improve with a few more years of bottle ageing.

2015 vintage. From Pierre Lurton's private estate in the Entre Deux Mers region. Mainly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Red fruit and spices with subtle oak and a hint of leather. Well-balanced, the 14,5 abv. alcohol kept in check by the fresh acidity and slightly rustic tannic structure. Spicy finish. Tastes like something in between Saint-Emilion and Pessac-Léognan. Terrific value too. Drinking well now but I believe it will improve with a few more years of bottle ageing.

Jan 1st, 2021
Stefan Dolhain

2018 vintage. No way one would situate this in the humble Bordeaux appellation in a blind tasting, but that shouldn't come as a surprise, since this estate is owned by Pierre Lurton (who also manages Cheval Blanc and Yquem). A blend of 80% Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Give it some time to open up or decant, as this is structured to age. Interestingly it tastes like a compromise between right and left bank. The fruit is more black than red, the wine has a serious tannin structure, balanced by good acidity and serious length. Another Bordeaux boxing above its weight. Highly recommended. Abv. 14,5 %.

2018 vintage. No way one would situate this in the humble Bordeaux appellation in a blind tasting, but that shouldn't come as a surprise, since this estate is owned by Pierre Lurton (who also manages Cheval Blanc and Yquem). A blend of 80% Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Give it some time to open up or decant, as this is structured to age. Interestingly it tastes like a compromise between right and left bank. The fruit is more black than red, the wine has a serious tannin structure, balanced by good acidity and serious length. Another Bordeaux boxing above its weight. Highly recommended. Abv. 14,5 %.

Nov 18th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Ruby with slight garnet tone, medium concentration and staining. Dried plum, dried violet, rosemary, green pepper, mushroom, forest floor, spicy on the finish. Medium plus body, medium acidity and tannin. Neutral oak.

Ruby with slight garnet tone, medium concentration and staining. Dried plum, dried violet, rosemary, green pepper, mushroom, forest floor, spicy on the finish. Medium plus body, medium acidity and tannin. Neutral oak.

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2018
Cassandra Bartunek

Really like this wine. I’m no wine connoisseur, but it’s smooth and almost seems to have hints of cherry.

Really like this wine. I’m no wine connoisseur, but it’s smooth and almost seems to have hints of cherry.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2018
Iurii Ostrikov

2003

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2016
Franck Gestin

Strongly on the Sauvignon side.
Grapefruit and a refreshing bitterness in mouth.

Strongly on the Sauvignon side.
Grapefruit and a refreshing bitterness in mouth.

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2014
Daron Watson

such a plush n juicy quaffer from 2000 👊💥

such a plush n juicy quaffer from 2000 👊💥

Apr 20th, 2016
Ryan Wofford

Nice #merlot driven #bordeaux

Mar 4th, 2016
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

8.6

Modern, approachable Bordeaux. You find this in a cafe, snap it up. Yum.

Modern, approachable Bordeaux. You find this in a cafe, snap it up. Yum.

Jun 7th, 2013
Adolphus Foo

Wine Director MGM Macau

8.7

Changing much more better now compare to the last time I tasted. Start to show....

Changing much more better now compare to the last time I tasted. Start to show....

Jun 7th, 2013