The 2018 Marojallia is a beautiful wine. I especially admire a sense of energy that has at times been lacking. Ripe red berry fruit, blood orange, mint, spice and espresso are beautifully delineated throughout. The 2018 captures plenty of the natural richness of the year, but also retains terrific energy. This blossoms so nicely with a bit of air.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Marojallia is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. It was aged in one-third new French oak barrels, one-third in second year barrels and the rest in vats. It has 14.5% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass with fragrant scents of Black Forest cake, warm cassis and redcurrant jelly with hints of cinnamon stick, rose petals, cedar chest and chocolate box. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with expressive black and red berry flavors, supported by finely grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with a spicy kick. 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.
93 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Apr 2021)
An estate that readers should unquestionably have on their radar, the 2018 Château Marojallia checks in as 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot that was brought up in one-third new French oak. A deep purple/ruby color is followed by impressive, powerful cassis and kirsch-like fruits as well as spicy oak, violets, spice, and new leather aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, this beautifully balanced, elegant Margaux has ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a complex, classic style. It will drink nicely for at least two decades.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
Black plum, dark chocolate, cedar and cigar box on the nose. Graphite, too. It’s medium-bodied with firm yet well worked tannins. Polished and elegant. Drink from 2024.
93 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)