The 2009 Clos du Marquis wine is beautiful and young. This Clos du Marquis comes from a single vineyard in the Léoville Las Cases stable. This 2009 Clos du Marquis wine has a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This 2009 Clos du Marquis is a beautiful wine offering classic Saint-Julien crème de cassis fruits as well as lots of rocky minerality, cedarwood, graphite, and spring flowers. This St-Julien wine exhibits a deep ruby purple hue along with sweet notes of creme de cassis, great purity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and terrific texture as well as length. It should evolve for 20-25 years.
The Clos du Marquis is being positioned by Jean-Hubert Delon as a separate single vineyard wine rather than Leoville Las Cases’ second wine. The logic is simple. It has come from the same vineyard for over twenty years, and is not a true second wine in the sense that it is not made from Las Cases’ discarded cuvees.
95 points James Suckling
94 points Wine Enthusiast
93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate