We are pleased to offer one of our best buys in Bordeaux in quite some time. Chateau Marquis d'Alesme is a third growth property located right next door to Malescot and Chateau Margaux (some fine real estate indeed!). A long-forgotten classed growth, this is a Chateau on the rise and it remains a bargain play (for now). That will not last! We opened a bottle here in the shop for customers to try Saturday and it was very well received. We recommend a bit of cellar time if you can but if not it shows very well after about 4 hours of air
2018 Chateau Marquis d'Alesme – Margaux
The 2018 Marquis d'Alesme Becker is from the lieu-dit Les Terrasses de Margaux. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, and it has 14.5% alcohol. It was aged for 18 months in 65% new and 35% two-year-old barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs considerable swirling to unlock notes of ripe blackcurrants, wild blueberries and Morello cherries, plus suggestions of violets, star anise, underbrush and Sichuan pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate is charged with energy, featuring loads of red and black fruit preserves layers and a finely grained texture, finishing long and mineral tinged.
95+ Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
|Sale $54.99 | SKU 78645