Château Marsau

Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8106 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Côtes de Francs, 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
Shengli Hu

Simple quaffable Bordeaux - 100% Merlot! Red plum and red berries, hints of pencil shavings.

Simple quaffable Bordeaux - 100% Merlot! Red plum and red berries, hints of pencil shavings.

Nov 8th, 2019
Jeff D.

100% Merlot imported from the crew over @winebid. From the initial pop this had the essence of a New World wine as it was round and fruit forward. This is Merlot done right! ✔️

100% Merlot imported from the crew over @winebid. From the initial pop this had the essence of a New World wine as it was round and fruit forward. This is Merlot done right! ✔️

Aug 21st, 2018
Rachel Shay

Rachel had this 7 years ago

Rachel had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2014
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Still quite youthful and tannic. Fairly modern and extracted. Good, but not terribly interesting. Perhaps better in 5 years.

Still quite youthful and tannic. Fairly modern and extracted. Good, but not terribly interesting. Perhaps better in 5 years.

Jan 17th, 2017
Taylor Rex Robertson

Softer due to the year, opens nice

Softer due to the year, opens nice

Feb 7th, 2014
Ken Cross

Dark, pleasant aromatics with a flavor profile to match. Pair with food and surprise your friends at a party with this one.

Dark, pleasant aromatics with a flavor profile to match. Pair with food and surprise your friends at a party with this one.

Oct 30th, 2013
Colin Cahoon

This wine leans more new world than old. The nose is cherry clafoutis, cooked strawberry, rhubarb, licorice, cinnamon, cedar and oak. The palate features dark cherry, spiced black tea, cranberry, pomegranate, and menthol. Medium plus tannins, high alcohol (which is a bit distracting), and high acid. The is a nice big wine that would match well with a juicy steak, its just not what I would expect from a right bank Bordeaux.

This wine leans more new world than old. The nose is cherry clafoutis, cooked strawberry, rhubarb, licorice, cinnamon, cedar and oak. The palate features dark cherry, spiced black tea, cranberry, pomegranate, and menthol. Medium plus tannins, high alcohol (which is a bit distracting), and high acid. The is a nice big wine that would match well with a juicy steak, its just not what I would expect from a right bank Bordeaux.

Aug 28th, 2020
Justin

Full bodied already. Great structure. 100% Merlot. Killer right bank. Get more. $27 @ Wine Access.

Full bodied already. Great structure. 100% Merlot. Killer right bank. Get more. $27 @ Wine Access.

Mar 15th, 2020
Joe Estrada

Nice Bordeaux blend, paired with roasted asparagus, indian spices couscous & pork loin

Nice Bordeaux blend, paired with roasted asparagus, indian spices couscous & pork loin

Feb 9th, 2020
Roman Ochocki

I think it's dry, or super dry. I can't find any sweetness in a glass. The nose is short, a plum, a dark chocolate (also the palate). High acidity. I find it interesting. But maybe I should wait a few more years with an opening, I don't know.

I think it's dry, or super dry. I can't find any sweetness in a glass. The nose is short, a plum, a dark chocolate (also the palate). High acidity. I find it interesting. But maybe I should wait a few more years with an opening, I don't know.

Jan 3rd, 2020