BORDEAUX MUST BUY


Uncategorized / Monday, October 25th, 2021

One of the most sought-after values in Bordeaux, Chateau Marjosse is the personal vineyard of the famed Pierre Lurton, managing director for Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem! A hidden gem in our portfolio, the 2018 Marjosse is made up of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc with a splash of old vines Malbec from his personal estate close to Saint Emilion. Rich, deep and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2018 is incredibly appealing. He’s dialed back the production lately and it’s paid huge dividends with the quality of his “little wine” starting with the 2018 vintage. Both Antonio Galloni and Robert Parker have called this a must buy.

James Suckling: 92 Points

“Beautiful and precise fruit with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins.” James Suckling, 91-92 Points

Wine Advocate: 92 Points

“The 2018 Marjosse is made up of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc with a splash of old Malbec. Big old barrels were used for 25% of the crop. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with a compelling nose of baking spices, raspberry pie, warm red and black currants, rose hip tea and fragrant earth with a waft of wild sage. Medium-bodied, the palate is filled with fragrant red and black fruit, framed by great freshness and soft, supple tannins, finishing on a floral note.” The Wine Advocate, 90-92+ Points

Vinous Media: 92 Points

“The 2018 Marjosse offers lovely black currant and raspberry aromas, fresh and vibrant in the glass; plum jam and black olive notes emerge with time. The palate is underpinned by fine tannins, good substance and a crisp, cedar-tinged finish that is a pure joy. A must-buy from Pierre Lurton’s home estate.” Vinous Media, 90-92 Points

October release – $29.95 per bottle.