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Château Marjosse 2016

Château Marjosse

2016
Bordeaux (France)
88-90
PARKER

The Château Marjosse is a historic property located 14 kilometers south of Saint-Émilion and built i...

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£10.49

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Château Marjosse 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

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 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.

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.

Food pairing

Small game dishes / Roasted duck / Spicy grilled swordfish

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2023