Domaine de Marcoux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.1323 ratings
9.180 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet tawny color. Almost opaque. Strong CdP nose. Notes of herbs, red fruit, dry brush, dusty earth. Good balance in the mouth with fruit, acidity and structure. A bit over the top in its delivery with some heat involved, and a bit medicinal, but I liked this more than I thought I would.

Dark scarlet tawny color. Almost opaque. Strong CdP nose. Notes of herbs, red fruit, dry brush, dusty earth. Good balance in the mouth with fruit, acidity and structure. A bit over the top in its delivery with some heat involved, and a bit medicinal, but I liked this more than I thought I would.

Apr 19th, 2021
Matt Lasater

Magnificent showing. Perfect cork and storage, alive and vibrant. Exotic spices, loads of garrigue, white pepper, cinnamon, leather, tobacco, roasted plum and black cherry fruits, almost brandied in a way. Continuing to evolve with meat, smoke, truffle, and warm stones. Warm and redolent. Richness held back by the whole cluster, gravelly tannins that have evolved into very nicely with time. A favorite domaine in CNDP now, but I truly love their use of whole cluster in the old days, last vintage for it I believe.

Magnificent showing. Perfect cork and storage, alive and vibrant. Exotic spices, loads of garrigue, white pepper, cinnamon, leather, tobacco, roasted plum and black cherry fruits, almost brandied in a way. Continuing to evolve with meat, smoke, truffle, and warm stones. Warm and redolent. Richness held back by the whole cluster, gravelly tannins that have evolved into very nicely with time. A favorite domaine in CNDP now, but I truly love their use of whole cluster in the old days, last vintage for it I believe.

Feb 20th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Nice red and black fruit and licorice on the attack, but a hot mess on the finish. Disjointed and not very pleasant. We had a Beaucastel from the same year open and didn’t even end up drinking any of this

Nice red and black fruit and licorice on the attack, but a hot mess on the finish. Disjointed and not very pleasant. We had a Beaucastel from the same year open and didn’t even end up drinking any of this

Nov 27th, 2019
Jay Kline

One of my last remaining 2010 CdP’s...from back when I was exploring the region. I’ve since only focused on a few specific producers but Marcoux is one that still has some of my attention...mostly because it’s hard to deny that it’s really good wine. This bottle seemed a touch reductive at first but that blew off with some time and what emerged was a bounty of brambles, sandalwood, garrigue, Twin Bing, some sediment...actually a lot of sediment. The tannins weren’t very obvious at first but after a couple of hours, the tannin monster showed up in full force. For whatever reason, this has happened to me on occasion with top wines from CdP and Gigondas. Not sure what causes that. Anyway, based off this experience, I would have to say that these still have quite a bit of life in them. In the same breath, however, I would exercise caution as I’ve witnessed too many Grenache based wines not age as gracefully.

One of my last remaining 2010 CdP’s...from back when I was exploring the region. I’ve since only focused on a few specific producers but Marcoux is one that still has some of my attention...mostly because it’s hard to deny that it’s really good wine. This bottle seemed a touch reductive at first but that blew off with some time and what emerged was a bounty of brambles, sandalwood, garrigue, Twin Bing, some sediment...actually a lot of sediment. The tannins weren’t very obvious at first but after a couple of hours, the tannin monster showed up in full force. For whatever reason, this has happened to me on occasion with top wines from CdP and Gigondas. Not sure what causes that. Anyway, based off this experience, I would have to say that these still have quite a bit of life in them. In the same breath, however, I would exercise caution as I’ve witnessed too many Grenache based wines not age as gracefully.

Jun 26th, 2019
Jay Kline

Drank this over some deep conversation that was way more important than this bottle but this was a really nice enhancement. There has been some positive evolution over the last year and it’s beginning to flesh out. Brambles, garrigue, lavender, nutmeg, all spice. Elegant and screams 2014. A real pleasure now and should be for years to come.

Drank this over some deep conversation that was way more important than this bottle but this was a really nice enhancement. There has been some positive evolution over the last year and it’s beginning to flesh out. Brambles, garrigue, lavender, nutmeg, all spice. Elegant and screams 2014. A real pleasure now and should be for years to come.

Oct 25th, 2018
Connor McMahon

Shocker of the night. Complex, dense, aromatic. Great wine for an underwhelming vintage

Shocker of the night. Complex, dense, aromatic. Great wine for an underwhelming vintage

Jul 15th, 2018
Levi Glenn

Reasonably ripe CdP, even for a big vintage. Nose isn’t forthcoming, but plush and inviting on the mid. Red briar fruit without great complexity, but plush and seductive. Young, but open for business.

Reasonably ripe CdP, even for a big vintage. Nose isn’t forthcoming, but plush and inviting on the mid. Red briar fruit without great complexity, but plush and seductive. Young, but open for business.

Nov 9th, 2017
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Consumed over three hours. A little reticent at first but after about 30min of air it was 100% open for business and dangerously quaffable. Plums, brambles, and garrigue on the nose. Dark and red fruits with some white pepper, wrapped in a silky body and a long spicy finish. Lovely and delivering the goods now. Definitely more on the elegant side of the spectrum but that could be more an indicator of the vintage. Drink now with a short decant but will drink well through 2021

Popped and poured. Consumed over three hours. A little reticent at first but after about 30min of air it was 100% open for business and dangerously quaffable. Plums, brambles, and garrigue on the nose. Dark and red fruits with some white pepper, wrapped in a silky body and a long spicy finish. Lovely and delivering the goods now. Definitely more on the elegant side of the spectrum but that could be more an indicator of the vintage. Drink now with a short decant but will drink well through 2021

Nov 5th, 2017
Christine Havens

The profile of the 2011 Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape screams Grenache, and so it was gratifying to read that the blend is indeed 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah and 3% Cincault, and the vines are old, averaging 50 years or more. The result is a wine with pronounced red fruit aromas, macerated strawberries and black cherries accentuated by spice, violets and earth. The palate is quite similar to the nose, it's medium-bodied and supple, with lots of mineral verve and a spicy hit of
white pepper on the finish.

The profile of the 2011 Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape screams Grenache, and so it was gratifying to read that the blend is indeed 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah and 3% Cincault, and the vines are old, averaging 50 years or more. The result is a wine with pronounced red fruit aromas, macerated strawberries and black cherries accentuated by spice, violets and earth. The palate is quite similar to the nose, it's medium-bodied and supple, with lots of mineral verve and a spicy hit of
white pepper on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2016
Jacinta Chong

Jacinta had this 6 years ago

Jacinta had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2015