Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau du Tertre, Margaux 2006

R1,250

A beautifully crafted wine that has both richness and sweetness, expressing power in Margaux right at peak drinking window

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2006

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

93 points

Story

Story

Château du Tertre in Margaux was in the 1990s a prime contender for the prize of the least-known Classed Growth wine in the Médoc. It was bought by the Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma, in 1997 with a mission to revitalise the estate’s fortunes. Château du Tertre’s revival was first signalled with its stunning offering from the 2000 vintage and this has continued with equally strong offerings from 2005 and 2008 and 2009.

Château du Tertre can trace its history back to the 12th century, has 50 hectares of vineyards which neighbour those of Cantenac-Brown and Brane-Cantenac to the north and Giscours to the east.

It is situated on one of the highest hills in the Margaux commune which is where its name comes from (Tertre means knoll).

Specifications

Specifications

Soil – Perfectly drained gravelly knolls from 3 to 5 m, Planted area: 52 ha. Old vines planted between 1961 and 1965

Blend – 43 % Cabernet Sauvignon – 33 % Merlot – 19 % Cabernet Franc – 5 % Petit Verdot

Winemaking – plot by plot management according to the ages of the vines and the different terroirs. Concrete, wood and stainless steel tanks – Vatting time: 18 to 28 days

Ageing – Type of barrels: 100 % French oak barrels (fine grain and medium toast) Age of barrels: 45% new oak , 55% oak of 1 wine. Ageing time: 15 to 17 months, Racking: Every 5 months with candle

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon is the major grape variety, endowing the wine with structure and concentration. Renowned for its roundness and suppleness, Merlot brings its silkiness to the final blending. Cabernet Franc lends its distinctive, rich bouquet of spicy notes. Later to mature, the Petit Verdot completes this range of aromas. Recent vintages will age easily for 15 or more years.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 93 points

A beautifully crafted wine that has both richness and sweetness. It brings together the fresh character of 2006 with more powerful elements, such as new wood and spice, enveloped plushly with ripe fruit. The tannins have a dark element, but fit well with the sweet fruit. All in all, a delicious wine that also has aging potential. 3/1/2009


Decanter – 90 points

Strong nose of percolating coffee. This is very charming and manages to convey a ripe expression of the fruit and nice balance, but the oak influence is just a touch dominant and dulls the complexity. No denying the suave smoothness, it’s a dancer that’s just stretching into its drinking window. You can open now, but also feel confident for the next decade or so. Drinking Window 2016 – 2026


Jancis Robinson – 17 /20

Dark crimson. Scented attractive nose. Very nice gentle balance – quite forward but without the inconveniences of 2006 (high acidity and greenness). Well done. Mellow but not heavy. Excellent value even if not for the very long term. Drink 2010-2018. Date tasted 26th Oct 07.

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