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 Château Marsau 2014 is pure Merlot picked October 8-10, the property belonging to the Chardronnier family of négoçiants, CVBG (Dourthe). It has a lively and vivacious red cherry and vanilla-scented bouquet that has playful charm about it. The palate is well balanced with upfront fleshy ripe fruit, a keen line of acidity and decent focus on the finish. There's a bit of swagger about the Côtes de Bordeaux and it probably deserves a year or two in bottle.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU MARSAU 33570 FRANCS FRANCE|
|Appellation||Francs Cotes de Bordeaux|