Harvested between September 30th and October 19th, the Cabernets (73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc) and Merlots (24%) that form Clos du Marquis 2016 provide this emblematic other wine of Château Léoville-Las-Cases with a fruity likeability while maintaining body and power on the palate.
On the nose, Clos du Marquis 2016 expresses intense notes of black fruits (black cherries) and balsamic cedar fragrances. The palate entry is dynamic with a beautiful acidity, and develops on the mid-palate a powerful, structured character with elegance and tone. The wine impresses with its precision to the point of giving an impression of gustative tension. Tannin is present here, though hidden. The wine is a piece of art. A Clos du Marquis with amazing power and balance, a Saint-Julien showing great ageing capacity. Superb!