2017 Château Marquis D'Alesme, Margaux

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£35.00
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£210.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    61% Cabernet Sauvignon
    33% Merlot
    6% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Marquis D'Alesme, Margaux

TASTING NOTES

The 2017 Marquis d’Alesme Becker was picked from 25 September to 6 October and matured in 65% new oak. It has a very pure bouquet with black cherries, blueberry and violet aromas that are detailed and pure. This is quite a sophisticated Margaux and it manifests more and more complexity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple black fruit laced with spice and white pepper. This feels very cohesive with impressive weight in the mouth, good grip with a dense, almost sinewy finish that is determined to make an impression. This is a very fine Margaux that deserves four or five years in bottle.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)
(92—94)/100

Blended of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Marquis d'Alesme Becker is very deep purple-black in color with lovely baked plums, black forest cake and tapenade notes with suggestions of grilled meat and wild thyme. The palate is medium-bodied and intense with very firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with great length and depth.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2018)
(92—94)/100