Fiery, ruby red. Black currants, red cherries with touches of toasted French oak. On the palate, it is smooth, round and potent. Fine and well balanced, the Marques has a long finish.
dark raspberry color light just shone thru. sulfites blow off after an hour. shy nose. some creaminess on palate. avg fruit quality. heat of alc battles acidity a bit for a slightly harsh experience. this finds better balance with air. some light tannins cling to teeth. 85 pts me
WS 90; light eucalyptus leads to jammy palate of kirsh, cassis and blackberry liquor, which cruise thru long finish of mesquite, licorice and dark spice hints. drink thru '14. 49K cases.
big fruit big finish mild tar undertones will age about 5 years maybe more