Clos du Marquis, Saint Julien 2009 (RP93)
Second Growth, Bordeaux
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon based blend|
|Wine Style:||Dry Red, Medium to Full-Bodied|
Rating: Robert Parker 93
Now positioned as a totally separate vineyard and a real clos (enclosed walled vineyard), this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from Jean-Hubert Delon is a beauty. Creme de cassis notes intermixed with some vanillin, crushed rock and spring flowers jump from the glass. Full-bodied and powerful (nearly 14% natural alcohol), this is a generously endowed, rich wine that was first made in 1902. The 2009 should drink well for 20-25 years. Readers need to think of it as a true classified growth, although technically it is not.