Chateau Clos Marsalette 2020
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Lots of blackberry and walnut with some spice and grilled meat. It’s medium-bodied with firm, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lovely ripe fruit in the center palate. Barrel Sample: 93-94
Nicely rendered, this manages to belie the vintage's heat, with a focused and streamlined core of dark currant and blackberry fruit studded with licorice snap, violet, alder and tobacco notes along the way. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
Barrel Sample: 92
The 2020 Clos Marsalette offers up rich aromas of dark berries, cherries, smoked meats and rich spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy palate that's supple and enveloping, with a generous core of fruit and a savory, carnal finish. Best After 2023
This vineyard sits magnificently on gravelly rises deposited eons ago by the Garonne. Offering a great diversity, the subsoil is composed of marine sediment from the Miocene and Pliocene epochs (5 to 15 million years ago) in the form of shelly sand with a bit of clay, fawn-colored sand, and multi-colored clay.
Clos Marsalette's vineyard which covers an area of 12,30 hectares (for the red wine) plus 1,30 hectares (for the white wine) is also looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir.