Clos du Marquis, Saint Julien 2011
Clos du Marquis is the second wine of Château Léoville Las Cases, a renowned winery located in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region in France. The Clos du Marquis 2011 is a red blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes.
The 2011 vintage was characterized by a cool and wet spring followed by a hot and dry summer. The grapes were harvested later than usual, which resulted in a wine with a lower alcohol content and higher acidity. The Clos du Marquis 2011 has a deep ruby color and a complex aroma of black fruit, spice, and oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish.
This wine has received generally positive reviews from wine critics and is considered a good value for its quality. It can be enjoyed now but has the potential to age for several more years. It pairs well with red meat dishes and strong cheeses.