2016 Chateau Marquis D'Alesme (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Chateau Marquis d'Alesme underwent a massive estate renovation that was completed in time for the 2015 harvest. A new trajectory for the Chateau began In 2010, when a spare no expense attitude was taken by the proprietor, Nathalie Perrado. The ascent of this 3rd Growth Margaux began with changes in vineyard management and winemaking, when Michel Rolland was brought on board as consultant.

Interestingly, Chateau Margaux and Rauzan Segla have both gone through a similar a renaissance as has Marquis d'Alesme. Margaux's began with the purchase of the property by the Mentzelopoulos family in 1976, who infused a small fortune in the property and restored the 1st growth to its appropriate place in Bordeaux hierarchy. Similarly, the disheveled Chateau Rauzan-Segla was purchased by the billionaire Wertheimer brothers in 1994 (owners of fashion house Chanel, Chateau Canon in St. Emilion and most recently the acquired St. Supery winery in Napa) with the intent of returning the property to its glory. Hiring John Kolasa from Chateau Latour expedited the transformation of the 2nd Growth Rauzan Segla. Celebrate the 3rd Growth's breakout vintage, a formidable Marquis d'Alesme.


Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Marquis d'Alesme Becker leaps from the glass with gregarious notions of plum preserves, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake with hints of potpourri, star anise, menthol and tapenade. Full, rich, firm and grainy, with fantastic freshness lifting the densely packed palate, it has a long, beautifully fragrant finish.

96 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Mar 2019)

Talk about a gem in the vintage, I was blown away by the 2016 Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker on each of the three times I was able to taste it. This estate has been on an undeniable roll since the arrival of Marjolaine de Conicnck in 2009, and the 2016 is unquestionably the best yet. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc, brought up in 65% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by an essence of Cabernet bouquet that includes loads of crème de cassis, blueberries, graphite, crushed rocks, sandalwood, and violets. Almost Saint Julien in style, this beauty is laser-focused on the palate, medium to full-bodied, brilliantly textured, and has a blockbuster finish. It deserves 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for 25-30 years. Bravo!

96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Feb 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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