Chateau Marjosse Bordeaux 2018
Pierre Lurton is a true ‘Grand Homme’ in Bordeaux; he runs both Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Yquem – not to mention several spin-offs around the globe. So it is heartening to hear that this star of the elite has found a haven in the far less glamorous ‘Entre de Mers’ region.
85% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Malbec 8% Cabernet Franc
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Marjosse has a come-hither nose of kirsch, stewed black cherries and warm plums with hints of spice cake, wilted roses, oolong tea and Sichuan pepper. The medium-bodied palate is plushy textured with bags of scrumptious black and red fruits and a lively backbone, finishing fragrant.
The 2018 Marjosse offers lovely black currant and raspberry aromas, fresh and vibrant in the glass; plum jam and black olive notes emerge with time. The palate is underpinned by fine tannins, good substance and a crisp, cedar-tinged finish that is a pure joy. A must-buy from Pierre Lurton’s home estate.
Beautiful and precise fruit with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins.
The 2018 Château Marjosse is a juicy, lively, medium-bodied effort that has outstanding notes of ripe black cherries, violets, and a touch of minerality. It has good acidity, terrific balance, and should end up being an outstanding wine.
Direct, with plum and blackberry notes backed by a rounded finish that has a touch of sweet tobacco in it. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now. 12,500 cases made.