This vineyard is situated between Le Tertre and Monbrison in the parish of Arsac on deep, gravelly soils. It is planted at a high density of 6,500-10,000 vines per hectare. The average age of the vines for this section was 60 years old in 2018. It is aging in one-third new French oak barrels, one-third in second year barrels and the rest in vats. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, and it has 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Marojallia is a little reticent to begin and then, with coaxing, reveals fragrant rose hip tea, cedar chest, fallen leaves and cinnamon stick scents over a core of black cherry compote, warm cassis and plum pudding. Full-bodied and decadently fruited, the palate has a plush frame and just enough freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and spicy.
92-94+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
A rough blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot brought up in one-third new oak, the 2018 Château Marojallia is a beautiful Margaux that has the classic elegance and complexity of the appellation. Terrific notes of cassis, blueberries, kirsch, spice box, and flowers all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, pretty, elegant 2018 that shows both the sunny and elegant style of the vintage remarkably well. It has subtle background oak and is going to benefit from short-term cellaring, but it’s an impressive wine that’s in the same league as the both the 2015 and 2016.
92-94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2019)
This is really dense and rich with a very bright and vivid palate. Medium to full body. Muscular. Tannic.
92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
The 2018 Marojallia is gorgeous. Dark cherry, mocha, espresso, licorice, menthol and sweet spice all flesh out in this succulent, lush Margaux. All the elements meld together effortlessly. Sweet spice and floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and further nuance. This is an especially creamy, racy style. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.
90-93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)