Harvested between September 28th and October 15th 2015, the blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot gives the 2015 Marquis d’Alesme a power and elegance at once. With more size and strength than previous vintages, this Margaux combines concentration and finesse. The robe is like blue ink with few bright highlights. The nose reveals aromas of black fruits that jump out of the glass without aeration. Notes of crushed blackberries wrapped in fresh licorice appear on the palate. The attack on the mouth is racy and leaves room for powerful, civilized, extracted, ripe tannins. Marquis d’Alesme has a strong character and impresses. This wine will have no difficulty to face the test of time if one considers it will be ripe for drinking between 2028 and 2048.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Marquis d'Alesme Becker is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and a broody, earthy/meaty nose over a core of crushed black currants, plum preserves and blackberry pie with hints of Indian spices and potpourri. The medium to full-bodied mouth displays a great core of rich black fruit flavors and a firm frame of ripe tannins plus seamless acid with a long, earthy finish.