94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "From a vineyard next to Figeac, on the upper plateau (towards Pomerol) of Saint-Emilion, the 2016 Château La Marzelle reveals a saturated purple color as well as a smoking good bouquet of cassis, graphite, gravelly minerality, and background oak. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, this is a brilliant wine. The blend is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc all brought up in new oak. It’s worth noting that this terroir had a poor reputation in the past but has been completely renovated by Jean-Luc Thunevin. Showing brilliantly on the two occasions I was able to taste it, readers should put this estate on the radar. Drink: 2020-2035. (2/28/19)"
||80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc