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Marojallia 2015, Margaux

Lavender, butterscotch, truffle, tobacco, earth, liquorice and blackberry scents open to a deep, dense, inky nose. A balanced palate overall (juicy round fruit, excellent structure, ripe tannic edge), the wood brings menthol notes, and spices a little too present for now to some. Bold flavours; long finish. ABV 13.5%. A cru-level Margaux. We tasted 2012, 2004, 2002, and a number of its second wines- 2015 is the best.

Notable scores are:

95-point Vinous. A total pleasure bomb, the 2015 Marojallia is flat-out stunning. This spectacularly rich, flamboyant Margaux is endowed with serious depth to match its deep, unctuous personality. Layers of dark red cherry, plum, smoke, violets and menthol build as the wine opens up with air. Don't expect subtlety or restraint; Marojallia is an extravagantly lush, vivid, modern Margaux. But you will want a second glass after your first and another after that. Marojallia is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot that saw 4-5 weeks on the skins and 100% new oak. Christophe Coupez and Michel Rolland consult. Wow! Tasted three times. Apr 2016,

94JS. Best from here with blueberry, boysenberry and walnut aromas and flavours. Full body. Very velvety textured. Long, long finish. Mar 2016,

93NM. The 2015 Marojallia, from vines between Le Tertre and Monbrison, is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. It unfolds in the glass with sumptuous black cherry and bilberry scents, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a little chalky in texture, and quite muscular towards the finish, but it lingers nicely in the mouth. This has great potential and is one of the best Marojallias I have tasted. Apr 2016,, Drink: 2020-2038

93WS. Energetic loganberry and blackberry fruit pump along, supported by a fresh-edged bay leaf and iron finish. This has concentration, but it's silky and refined. Mar 2016, James Molesworth.


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