Château Marjosse / Bordeaux 2015 / 750mL
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec
Geography: Bordeaux, France
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Elegant nose with notes of very ripe cherries, blueberries and blackberries with a hind of licorice. Fat and velvety on the palate with ripe tannins and a fruit compote finish.
Château MARJOSSE is a historical property located 14 km South of Saint Emilion, first built in 1782. It is surrounded by 40 acres of vineyards which sit on exceptional clay and limestone soils. Winemaker Pierre Lurton, born and raised in a neighbouring château, bought the property piece by piece, starting in 1991, and has been producing widely-acclaimed and sensibly-priced reds and whites since then.
There are vines young and old (even some planted in the 1920s!) of various grape kinds. Merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon make up the red blend while the white mixes sauvignon blanc, sémillion and a touch of the very aromatic Muscadelle.
James Suckling - 91 Points
Aromas of spices, currants and milk chocolate with fresh-basil undertones. Full-bodied, layered and rich with lots of fruit and character on the finish. Tannins are velvety and dusty in texture. Excellent for this chateau. Needs two or three years to soften. Try in 2020.
Robert Parker -
The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Marjosse has a nose of crushed black raspberries and red plums with touches of blackberries and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has good expression and a chewy frame with nice balance and plenty of fruit.
Wine Enthusiast -
This juicy, wood-aged Pierre Lurton wine has very ripe fruit. That gives it richness with black-plum fruits and a dense texture. A bitter coffee flavor shows through the fruit. It needs time, so drink from 2018.
Wine Spectator -
"Fresh and open-knit, with a savory note bouncing around amid red currant and bitter cherry fruit. Shows a light stony twinge at the end."