2018 Chateau Marquis d'Alesme 'Becker' Margaux

$47.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Despite dropping it from its name this wine is still known in the trade simply as “Becker”. Marjolaine de Coninck, one of the top women winemakers in Bordeaux, coupled with some serious recent investments, Michel Rolland consulting, and you have one of the hottest properties in Bordeaux.
“Plush and enticing, with a caressing feel to the layers of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry puree flavors. Light black tea and mesquite accents add cut and range on the finish. Long and gorgeous.”- WS
We are always on the lookout for screaming deals, this is one of them. Kicking, yelling, and spitting out 96 points at under $50! 

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Marjolaine de Conicnck
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 65% New
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Margaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
SKU #:
1039613
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Wine Advocate

The 2018 Marquis d'Alesme Becker is from the lieu-dit Les Terrasses de Margaux. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, and it has 14.5% alcohol. It is to be aged 18 months in 65% new and 35% two-year-old barrels. Deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with bold, expressive black cherries, warm plums, crème de cassis and red roses scents with touches of baking spices, potpourri and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich and opulent, it completely fills the palate with hedonic black fruit preserves and spices, framed by firm, velvety tannins and finishing with fantastic length.

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Wine Spectator

Plush and enticing, with a caressing feel to the layers of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry puree flavors. Light black tea and mesquite accents add cut and range on the finish. Long and gorgeous.

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James Suckling

This is a wonderful wine with dark berries, wet earth and dark tea. Full body, firm and striking tannins and a long, flavorful finish.