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Clos Marsalette 2016 FUTURESClos Marsalette 2016 FUTURES
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux

WS 95 WA 92 Decanter 91 V 91 JS 93

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"A bright sanguine note gives this a distinctive feel, while racy cassis and bitter cherry fruit fills in behind. Offers a long singed juniper note through the finish. A bit atypical in profile for Pessac, but the focus and energy is enjoyable." -Rated 95, Wine Spectator

"The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, is a blend of 45% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 4-18 October and matured in 35% new oak. It has a clean and precise bouquet with blackberry and bilberry scents, a fine undercurrent of minerals. I like the elegance on display here. The palate is medium-bodied with mulberry and blackberry on the entry, a touch of black olive and quite a saline second half that is both fresh and detailed. This should drink well over the next decade. It's just a delicious wine--no more, no less." -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"As ever with Neippereg this is perfectly dressed, with great fruit selection and presentation, ready for a close up. Oak toast is evident but well balanced by some attractive black cherry, raspberry coulis and charcoal mid-palate. A very good wine." -Rated 91, Decanter

"The 2016 Clos Marsalette is dark, powerful and juicy. The flavors are deep and boldly sketched in this fleshy, succulent Pessac Léognan from Stephan von Neipperg. Black cherry, plum, slate, violet and licorice infuse the creamy, resonant finish. It will be interesting to see if the 2016 develops more aromatic nuance over time. At this stage, it’s all about dense, almost primary, fruit. Tasted three times." -Rated 91, Vinous

"A wine with lots of deep fruit, round and juicy tannins and a savory finish. Very driven by the fruit for the appellation this year." -Rated 93, James Suckling