Clos Marsalette

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9118 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2019 vintage. Co-owned by Stephan von Neipperg ( La Mondotte and Canon La Gaffelière). 50 % Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. Slightly jammy red and black fruit, intertwined with smokey oak and spices. Good concentration and velvety mouthfeel with a spicy finish. Not as profound as the excellent 2018, but a very attractive wine. One wonders why one can find it at dumping prices in my local hypermarket. Abv. 14,5%.

2019 vintage. Co-owned by Stephan von Neipperg ( La Mondotte and Canon La Gaffelière). 50 % Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. Slightly jammy red and black fruit, intertwined with smokey oak and spices. Good concentration and velvety mouthfeel with a spicy finish. Not as profound as the excellent 2018, but a very attractive wine. One wonders why one can find it at dumping prices in my local hypermarket. Abv. 14,5%.

Oct 8th, 2022
Stefan Dolhain

2018 vintage. Co-owned by Stephan von Neipperg (La Mondotte and Canon La Gaffelière in Saint-Emilion). A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Very attractive nose with black cherries, blackberries and strawberry marmelade, mixed with smokey oak and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, with concentrated black fruit, smooth tannin and great spicy length. Super sexy hedonistic Bordeaux. Amazing value too. Highly recommended.

2018 vintage. Co-owned by Stephan von Neipperg (La Mondotte and Canon La Gaffelière in Saint-Emilion). A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Very attractive nose with black cherries, blackberries and strawberry marmelade, mixed with smokey oak and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, with concentrated black fruit, smooth tannin and great spicy length. Super sexy hedonistic Bordeaux. Amazing value too. Highly recommended.

2 people found it helpfulSep 30th, 2021
Izek Jasper

This is the Clos Marsalette white.

This is the Clos Marsalette white.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2017
David Kline

Bosc pear with smoke. Stony white chalk. Golden apple and lemon water. Edible Orchid, pure lemon juice with a tinge of lemon oil. Half-dry tangerine, white grapefruit and pith.

Bosc pear with smoke. Stony white chalk. Golden apple and lemon water. Edible Orchid, pure lemon juice with a tinge of lemon oil. Half-dry tangerine, white grapefruit and pith.

Feb 7th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Absolutely loving this. Coffee, graphite, herbs, and a mix of red and black fruit. What makes this special though is the smoke. Gives off a continuous smoldering savoriness that's irresistable. Parker calls it "spicy barbecue notes" and Molesworth nails it with "lively mesquite."

Absolutely loving this. Coffee, graphite, herbs, and a mix of red and black fruit. What makes this special though is the smoke. Gives off a continuous smoldering savoriness that's irresistable. Parker calls it "spicy barbecue notes" and Molesworth nails it with "lively mesquite."

Oct 28th, 2016
Austin Beeman

Deep black color with glint of dark purple. Nose of dried blackberries slathered on a stone. Plush blackberry jam palate with pine smoke. Medium bodied, but texturally rich. Pleasant lingering finish. You can enjoy it now, but it's about four years from being seriously good. $45 Retail

Deep black color with glint of dark purple. Nose of dried blackberries slathered on a stone. Plush blackberry jam palate with pine smoke. Medium bodied, but texturally rich. Pleasant lingering finish. You can enjoy it now, but it's about four years from being seriously good. $45 Retail

Jul 27th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Opens with rich brandies fruits, sans the glycerin of full fledged Christmas fruitcake. Continue with smoky fruit and herbs, cedar tobacco and saddle leather. A delicious interplay of rich fruit and hedonistic savory notes, and silky tannins.

Opens with rich brandies fruits, sans the glycerin of full fledged Christmas fruitcake. Continue with smoky fruit and herbs, cedar tobacco and saddle leather. A delicious interplay of rich fruit and hedonistic savory notes, and silky tannins.

Dec 20th, 2015
Stephen Bonner

Lusy textured with complex flavours of Xmas spice, smoke, herbs, cedar, cassis, and irony mineral notes. Medium-bodied and drinking nicely now but will keep another 5-8 years.

Lusy textured with complex flavours of Xmas spice, smoke, herbs, cedar, cassis, and irony mineral notes. Medium-bodied and drinking nicely now but will keep another 5-8 years.

Aug 4th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

Enjoying the Blackhawks vs. Ducks with a nice 2011 Bordeaux. The wine is showing very expressive notes of plum, blackberry, currant, bakers chocolate and violets. On the palate there is very good black cherry, spice, cocoa, smoke, and good earthy notes. It is well rounded, medium body, smooth tannins, medium acidity, a very nice balance, with a good long finish. Drinking well right now and should be good for the next 10-15 years. Purchased for around $25.99 with a great QPR.

Enjoying the Blackhawks vs. Ducks with a nice 2011 Bordeaux. The wine is showing very expressive notes of plum, blackberry, currant, bakers chocolate and violets. On the palate there is very good black cherry, spice, cocoa, smoke, and good earthy notes. It is well rounded, medium body, smooth tannins, medium acidity, a very nice balance, with a good long finish. Drinking well right now and should be good for the next 10-15 years. Purchased for around $25.99 with a great QPR.

May 24th, 2015
Damien Bielle

Très mur, un peu creux

Très mur, un peu creux

Mar 7th, 2015