Clos Marsalette Rouge 2021 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
90-91 JS / 92 DE / 89-91 WA / 92 JA / 90-92 VM /
A fruity and reserved wine with orange peel, dark berries and some chocolate. Medium-bodied with medium, round tannins. Nice brightness. - James Suckling.
Lovely raspberry and herbal scents on the nose. Supple and generously fruited, the tannins are juicy and fine and this really gives some crushed stone nuances and lingering liquorice spice that rests on the palate. It's linear and defined with nice clarity of flavour, balance and sappy texture. Driving and persistent - still quite a lot of tension here, accentuated by the spiced core, but there's freshness throughout giving such mass appeal. Tasted twice. - Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
The 2021 Clos Marsalette is an immensely charming wine, bursting with aromas of sweet berries and plums, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate that's vibrant and enveloping, its powdery structuring tannins cloaked in a lively core of fruit. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
Skilful winemaking here, with cool red and blue fruit character that takes the signature leafy character of the vintage and turns into savoury and sappy instead of undercooked. Enjoyable, not the biggest vintage at this excellent property, but has concentration, balance, and depth to the texture and extraction. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux.
The 2021 Clos Marsalette is attractive and nicely spiced, all in a mid-weight style that will offer fine near and medium-term drinking. The aromatics are quite pretty. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, spice, sage and lavender are all laced together. There's lovely freshness and fine balance here. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.