Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien
117 Ratings
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117 Ratings
Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1981 Vintage) The 1981 Leoville-Las Cases appears close to full maturity, with an excellent deep ruby color, a spicy, cedary, tobacco and currant-scented nose, and good depth and ripeness. A classic, elegantly wrought wine, this is one vintage where the final blend was more complex,

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    94 pts drank 10/5/13 and tastes as if it is only 10-15 yrs old. well delineated classic Bordeaux with outstanding structure and fruit. classy and elegant with great fruit. long life ahead. cassis, French oak, red fruits and very mild tobacco

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93-95 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2009
  • Decanter
    (From 1970 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep red, some maturity; sweet elegant cedary nose, vanilla, lovely fruit, ample lift and flair; medium-bodied, elegant, good acidity, compact, lacks some richness but vigorous; quite good length. Some bottles have been more faded and lean.