Tasted blind at the Bordeaux 2012 Southwold tasting. The 2012 Clos du Marquis has a very intense bouquet, the more fruit-driven of all the Saint Julien 2012s with layers of black cherries and cranberry fruit, an undercurrent of autumn leaves and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition: smooth and very harmonious, quite intense on the entry and yet without that long sustain on the finish. That does not matter too much, because what comes before is very precise and pure, the class of the terroir evident from start to finish. Tasted January 2016. - Robert Parker
Grapes: 6% Merlot, 92% Caberet Sauvignon, only 2% Cabernet Franc
Robert Parker: 92/100
Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards in 2010, 2012
Wine & Food Pairing: It can go with roasted meat and ham and smoked cheese.
*Original wooden case for 12 bottles purchase.