Château de Marsan 2015

I was walking through the LCBO and wanted a hearty red to go with a striploin so I grabbed this one on a whim. Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice plum notes along with some cherry. Reading the back of the bottle it’s 70% merlot and 30% cab. On the medium length finish the wine displays some oak, firm tannins and acidity. It’s a bit young and softened as it had been opened. It’s nice and dry. The back of the bottle says let it breath for an hour and that’s not a bad plan. It’s moderately complex. I would give it an -88. It paired really well with the striploin and held it’s own.

From the LCBO web site:
Château de Marsan 2015
750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 446245
$17.95
Image for Château de Marsan 2015 from LCBO
Aromas of blackcurrants and fresh green tea follow through to a medium to full body and firm and chewy tannins that are polished and poised. Needs one or two years to soften. Drink in 2020. Score – 91. (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Feb. 2, 2018)

PRODUCT DETAILS
Release Date:February 2, 2019
Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol: 13.5%
Made In: Bordeaux, France
By: Pierre Montagnac Sarl
Sugar Content: 2 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry
Style:Full-bodied & Firm

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