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Clos Marsalette Rouge 2016

Pessac-Léognan, France


Out of stock

    WSJM 92-95 RPWA 92 JD 91 JLWC 90-92
    JS 92 YB 92 B&D 91 DEC 91
    VAG 91 VNM 90 JR 16.5/20

Grape Variety
50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc


  • 92-95 Wine Spectator - James Molesworth

    Cedar and tobacco aromas lead off, followed by gently steeped red currant and plum fruit flavors. An elegant mix of herb, sanguine and iron notes chimes on the very silky, restrained finish. A wine of subtle charm and sneaky length, with elegance the main feature. Drink now through 2030. JM (Feb 5,2019)

  • 92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, 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. (NM) (4/2017)

  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck

    As to the red Graves from the Neipperg family, the 2016 Clos Marsalette is plush and charming, with a delicate style in its pretty cassis and currant fruits, medium body, and silky, fine tannins. All about balance and finesse, yet with good density, drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years. This is another brilliant sleeper in this vintage and should be snatched up by savvy readers. (Tasted March 1, 2019)

  • 90-92 Jeff Leve, Wine Cellar Insider
  • 92 James Suckling
  • 92 Yves Beck
  • 91 Bettane & Desseauve
  • 91 Decanter
  • 91 Vinous Antonio Galloni
  • 90 Vinous Neal Martini
  • 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

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