Clos du Marquis 1998 - Lot of 12 Bottles

Clos du Marquis 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 12.50 %
  • 9L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Produced from special vines from Château Léoville Las Cases, this wine, already sublime in its youth, is even more supple and easily accessible than its elder sibling. More info

  • Quantity: 12 Bottles
  • Level: 12 into-neck
  • Label: 5 good appearance, 5 marked label, 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Delon
  • More information....

Clos du Marquis serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Chaud-froid de volaille, Tournedos à la moelle, Filet de boeuf truffé sauce demi-glace.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Magnifiquement réussi, le 1998 révèl de très généreux arômes de cassis, de cerise nuancés de chêne grillé. Ce vin moyennement corsé et d'une très grande pureté déploie en bouche une belle texture, ainsi qu'une finale modérement tannique." Source : R. Parker (03/02)

    Lot presentation
    Clos du Marquis

    Cuvée presentation

    The Clos du Marquis is more than just the second wine of Château Léoville Las Cases. Usually made from the vines in the Petit Clos and the plots outside the Grand Enclos (the area of vines that produce Léoville's grand vin), it is a match for many of the Médoc's finest wines. The grapes are grown and vinified with the same care as the grand vin, and the resulting wine has a wonderful distinguished elegance. The tannic structure needs a few years to age before the flavours reach their full expression.

    Information about domain Château Léoville Las Cases

    Created in 1638, Château Léoville Las Cases produces some of Bordeaux's most prestigious wines. They were already well-known, much appreciated and commanding high prices in the middle of the 18th century, due to work of the owner, Blaise-Alexandre de Gasq, the Seigneur of Léoville. Four of his descendants owned the property at the time of the French Revolution. One of them, the Marquis de Las Cases, who owned one quarter of the land, fled abroad. The other three managed to obtain a partial confiscation of the property, consisting specifically of this quarter, from the Revolutionary Government. This plot would later become Léoville Barton. At the beginning of the 19th century the property was split once again and the half adjoining Château Latour formed the current vineyard.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 12 Bottles
    • Level: 12 into-neck
    • Label: 5 good appearance, 5 marked label, 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Delon
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 45
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot et 2% Cabernet franc

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    Clos du Marquis 1998

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