"A very good effort in 2013, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was cropped at 31 hectoliters per hectare. It reveals good ripeness for this vintage along with tasty, elegant, black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of tobacco leaf and dusty, loamy undertones, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. The tannin begins to dry out every so slightly, but this is a good St.-Julien in this tough vintage. Drink it over the next 7-8 years."
Score: 88, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2014
"The 2013 Clos du Marquis is beautifully layered in the glass. Sweet tobacco, licorice, savory herbs and plums meld together in a finely-knit, graceful wine with lovely overall balance. The 2013 turns brighter and more lifted on the finish, where hints of rose petals and red berries add perfume and finesse. In 2013, the blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. Tasted twice."
Score: 91, Vinous, Apr 2014