Bordeaux for the cellar, crafted in famed Pessac-Leognan, home to the first growths for only $25.99 a bottle! One of the best values in Bordeaux today, Chateau Clos Marsalette comes from Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu of Canon La Gaffeliere and La Mondotte fame. The ultra-fragrant bouquet combines the fruity character of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smokiness from the gravel, which is typical of Pessac-Leognan. Von Neipperg has also planted more Merlot and Cabernet Franc at Clos Marsalette, no surprise with their holdings in Saint-Emilion. In 2020, the vintage produced structured, supple, and generous wines, loaded with fruit and texture, while displaying a remarkable freshness and purity. Right on the cusp of its drinking window, the Clos Marsalette is a beautiful, elegant wine that will last the next 15-20 years!
"So bright and vivid with flowers, orange peel, and currant aromas that follow through to a medium body with ultra-fine tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. Purity. You see the cabernet sauvignon clearly. Drink after 2026." James Suckling, 94 Points
"Very sleek and tightly focused, with a long, thin, piercing iron note through the middle of a core of red currant and loganberry fruit, all flanked in turn by subtle alder and red tea. Flashes a mouthwatering edge on the finish, too. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2033. 2,000 cases made, 200 cases imported." The Wine Spectator, 93 Points