Château Marsau

Château Marsau

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux 2016

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£90.00
Case Format
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2023
ABV: 14.0% Drink to: 2028
Packaging: OCC Stock arriving: May 2024
Critic scores
87-89 RP, 87-89 NM, 85-88 AG, 94 JS, 16 JR
Critic reviews
"The 2016 Marsau, which is pure Merlot picked 7-15 October, undergoes a soft extraction and now tends to be blended earlier during the élevage. It has a lovely nose of brambly black fruit, lively and well defined with a pastille-like purity, a second bottle showing a touch of camphor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, tightly wound blackberry and raspberry fruit with a light, slightly linear finish. I probably like the 2015 better last year but it is still a well made Francs Côtes de Bordeaux that belongs to the Chadronnier family, owners of Bordeaux merchant CVBG."
Neal Martin, April 2017

"The 2016 Marsau packs a serious punch. Firm and muscular in its first impression, the 2016 offers notable intensity in its dark fruit. There is an element of austerity in the tannin that needs to soften. Otherwise, this is a solid showing."
Antonio Galloni, April 2017

"Proper, right-bank, characterful wine that still has quite a bit of tannin and acidity. Not expensive but not yet ready. A sincere country wine with lots still to give. Quite impressively long even at this stage… GV"
Jancis Robinson, June 2022,

"There’s a very bright and ripe array of dark berries and plums with an earthy edge, as well as nuances of sweetly fragrant black truffle. The palate has a very supple and fluid core of ripe dark plums with a very sleek, polished and compressed bed of tannins. Great depth and drive here through the finish. Mouthwatering, pure merlot. Try from 2023."
January 2019

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
Tim Atkin,

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