2014 Francs Côtes de Bordeaux, pure Merlot from Bordeaux.
A few kilometres away from Saint-Emilion, the Chateau Marsau occupies one of the highest points of the Francs Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. Pure Merlot, this 2014 comes from 25 year old vines on average.This almost black-tinted red 2014 Chateau Marsau has purple highlights. On the nose, the wine is very intense and expressive; it develops on black cherry notes enhanced by delicate grilled bread and vanilla aromas. On the palate, this 2014 offers a silky tannic structure that then evolves into a pleasant velvety and creamy mid-palate. The 2014 Chateau Marsau offers a good freshness that gives vibrancy to the wine. The finish is long on intense fruity and mineral notes.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Marsau has a lovely red cherry and raspberry-scented bouquet with neatly integrated creamy new oak that lends it a seductive allure. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite spicy with black pepper and cloves on the tip of the tongue, a whole packet of tobacco on the back palate. There is a touch of dryness here, but it does possess commendable focus. Give this two or three years in bottle.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU MARSAU 33570 FRANCS FRANCE|
|Appellation||Francs Cotes de Bordeaux|