Friday, November 2, 2012

Clos du Marquis St. Julien 2007




We had this wine twice in October. Once during HH's birthday and the other time during our TGIF session 2 weeks ago. I bought the wine at a very good 50% discount (off its list price of S$94.26) during the recent Auric Pacific wine sales.


Vintage:  2007
Producer:  Clos du Marquis
Varietal: 58.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34.8% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, 1.9% Petit Verdot
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Médoc
Appellation: Saint Julien
Type: Red Wine


The wine is relatively young but very much ready to drink now and for the next decade. We had it breathe for at least an hour for the wine's aromas to open up and for the flavour profile to soften and mellow out a bit before drinking.

The classic Médoc is the second wine of Chateau Léoville­ Las Cases and is often considered the safe bet in the second wine category. Dense ruby red in colour. Nose of fresh fruit, blackberry and fine floral notes. The palate is soft, smooth and has a complex but polished finish. 

Excellent value and a fantastic second wine!





2 comments:

  1. This wine sounds lovely and what a bargain at 50% off! I generally prefer reds to whites.

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    1. Yes, it is! Red/White is really a personal preference. I like both and for me, the choice will depend on occasion, weather, mood and food.

      TGIF and cheers!

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