Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker, MARGAUX, 3ème grand cru classé

$58 ex. GST
$66.70 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $78.09

Last Year EP $80.00-

30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon

Grip and tension, with tomato leaf, peony, lemongrass, slate, pumice stone, spiced plum and damson fruit, not the ink of the Cabernet in the northern Médoc, but caressing and full of fragrant pleasure. 45% new oak for ageing, and proof again that this estate is becoming one of the quiet scene-stealers of the Margaux appellation. 94 Jane Anson.

This has a fresh and juicy fruit character, showing currant and citrus-peel notes. It's medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins. Bright and chewy at the end. 92-93 James Suckling.

The 2023 Marquis d'Alesme is impressive. Raspberry jam, blood orange, white flowers, mint and lavender abound. Silky, elegant tannins wrap it all together in style. A closing burst of bright acids and lifted floral notes lends the last kick of resonance. Classy, elegant and polished, the 2023 is one of the best recent editions I have encountered. 93-95 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

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