Saturday, September 09, 2006

1996 Clos du Marquis (Bordeaux-St. Julien)

Cedar notes and dark fruit on the nose. Soft lush texture with dark cherry and blueberry taste which is interesting as I typically associate those flavors more with a pinot noir, usually the big ones from California. There are also tobacco notes more reminiscent of Bordeaux and the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Long finish. Wonderful mouthfeel. Fantastic.

This was bought on my trip to Bordeaux for approximately $35. One of the few deals I found on my trip there. I haven’t seen this in a store for a while but it can be found on the internet via from $45 to $60.

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