Clos Marsalette Pessac Leognan 2011


SKU 3760188373439


Combining balance and complexity, the white wine is fresh and elegant, whereas the red wine is round, fruity, and distinguished
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Clos Marsalette
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe Graves face of the famous Comtes de Neipperg, the beautiful, deep plum/ruby-colored 2011 Clos Marsalette boasts exotic, rich, black cherry, incense, Asian spice, licorice, Christmas fruitcake and baking spice-like notes. There is not a hard edge to be found in this opulent, fleshy, complex, rich Pessac-Leognan. A big-time sleeper of the vintage, this medium-bodied, exuberant wine can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. Neipperg and his team hit a home run with Clos Marsalette in 2011.

Robert Parker, April 24, 2014
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorOffers a bold, sappy core of kirsch, crushed plum and violet, along with lively anise and blackberry coulis hints. A tarry flash highlights the finish, with fresh acidity rippling underneath. Best from 2016 through 2026.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014