|Bordeaux||2003||Clos du Marquis New|
OWC, 1 bottle missing label
|12||12||53.333333333333||91.00||91.00||Clos du Marquis||0.75|
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In 2003, this was the second wine of Leoville Las Cases as opposed to a separate entity. A brilliant effort, it was harvested between September 11 and 26, and boasts 13.3% natural alcohol. The final blend was 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Its deep garnet/ruby/plum color is followed by notes of bay leaf, black currants, licorice and lead pencil shavings. The wine is deep, full-bodied, rich and fully mature, but its length, richness, freshness and complete feel suggest it will continue to drink well for 7-8 years. It's a beauty. Drink 2014-2022
The 2003 Clos du Marquis possesses higher alcohol (13.4%) than the 2003 grand vin, no doubt because of the higher percentage of Merlot in the final blend. This impressive sleeper of the vintage boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as abundant amounts of fleshy, black cherry and currant fruit interwoven with mocha, vanillin, and spice box. Pure, layered, upfront, and already delicious, it should be drunk over the next 12-15 years.
This wine’s 13.4% alcohol is even higher than its bigger sibling’s. The 2003 Clos du Marquis exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, a classic nose of cassis and earth, medium to full body, supple tannins, and a long, fleshy, multi-layered finish. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
The 2003 Clos du Marquis is one of the finest second wines of the Medoc.
Delicious, super-fruity finish. Very long indeed. Cool and racy. Very fine.
One of the most charming Clos du Marquis for a while.