This is a superb Clos du Marquis. Muted on the nose at first then notes of raspberry, black cherries, iodine. The palate is beautifully balanced, a touch of spicy but with great weight and finesse. Cohesive, grippy tannins with a touch of oyster shell on the finish. Great persistency and complexity. Superb, long potential here.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04