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Château Marjosse 2016

Château Marjosse

2016
Historic vines in good hands
16
JANCIS ROBINSON
91
SUCKLING

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

The Château Marjosse is a historic property located 14 kilometers south of Saint-Émilion and built in 1782. It is surrounded by a magnificent property of 16 hectares of vineyards rooted to excellent clay and limestone soils. The renowned winemaker Pierre Lurton, born in a neighboring property, bought the property progressively from 1991 and since then has not stopped producing wines of increasing quality. Some of the vines are relatively young, but others date back to 1920.

The Château Marjosse red is a wine based on merlot grapes, accompanied by cabernet franc and, to a lesser extent, with cabernet sauvignon and malbec, the variety with the longest-lived strains. The average age of the strains is about twenty five years and the soils, as in most of the property, are clay-calcareous. The planting density is 5,000 plants per hectare and the aging of the wine lasts for a year in French oak barrels, of which only 50% is new; the rest of the wine was aged in large old barrels.

What does this wine taste like?

It is a purple wine with a nose that initially remembers the tar, the forest floor and the aromas of wrought earth. Just a few minutes later, the elegant aromas of very ripe cherries, blueberries and blackberries appear with a touch of licorice, bay leaves and spices for baking. In the mouth it is fatty and velvety, of great freshness and with mature and flexible tannins drawing a firm spine. Its end of fruit compote and beautiful accents of red fruit reminiscent of raspberry cake, but also rosehip tea and wild sage.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Roasted duck / Spicy grilled swordfish / Small game dishes

Ratings and awards

202091-93 PK90-91 SK91 DC
201990-92 PK91-92 SK
201890-92+ PK16 JR91-92 SK91 DC
201616 JR91 SK
201516.5 JR91 SK
201415.5 JR90 SK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: SucklingDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling

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.

— Lisa Perrotti-Brown (23/04/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 90-92 PARKER

Deep crimson, with the fragrance of small red and black berries, a zestiness that is unexpected in 2018, peppery spice too. While there is richness and weight, not least from the 14.5% alcohol, there is unexpected freshness here too, the oak well balanced with the fruit. The tannins are already surprisingly supple and there's a rather nice peppery aftertaste to distract from the felt presence of the alcohol at the back of the throat. Juicy and approachable for such a young wine.

— Julia Harding (05/01/2021)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2018 - 16 JANCIS ROBINSON

Beautiful and precise fruit with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins.

— James Suckling (11/04/2019)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2018 - 91-92 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

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Winemaking

Ageing period12 months
Barrel ageNew and sused
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine age25 years
SoilCalcareous-clay
ClimateAtlantic
Surface area28.00 hectares

The winery

Château Marjosse

Château Marjosse

Built in 1782, Château Marjosse is a historic property located 14 kilometres south of Saint-Émilion and surrounded by 16 hectares of vines thriving in clay and limestone soils. The locally-born renowned oenologist Pierre Lurton began to purchase the property in 1991 and ever since has produced wines which just keep getting better. Although some of their vines are relatively young, others date back to 1920. ...

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