Chateau Marjosse Bordeaux 2012
Offers savory and mint aromas, with pure, unadorned cassis and cherry fruit. The chalk-framed finish displays cut and freshness. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 87-90
From the general administrator of Cheval Blanc and Château d'Yquem, Marjosse is the home property of Pierre Lurton. His 2012 is a slightly bigger-boned, richer and deeper wine than he normally produces. Tiny yields in the vintage have resulted in a wine with an extra layer of intensity. Lots of black cherries, spice, and earth are present in this medium-bodied, supple, attractive and consumer-friendly wine. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.