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Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau du Tertre, Margaux 2016 MAGNUM

R1,997

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

2016

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

94 points

Curated Selection

Top Rated, Bin Ends

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 – 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon – 10 % Merlot – 10 % 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 – 94 points

Partnered with Château Giscours as far as the winemaking team is concerned, this estate has created its own style. This wine shows a hint of initial austerity before opening out with rich fruits and structure. It needs time and the wine will not be ready to drink before 2025. 5/1/2019


James Suckling – 94 points

Extremely deep and ripe on the nose with dried-berry, chocolate and plum aromas that follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a flavorful finish. A rich and soft-tannin structure to the wine. Try after 2024.


Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 90-92 points

The 2016 Du Tertre is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 19 October. Estate manager Alexandre van Peek told me that this represents one of the highest levels of Cabernet Sauvignon in recent years. Matured in 35% new oak, it has a harmonious bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and mineral scents that are neat and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite saline on the entry, understated at first, but gaining weight in the mouth and delivering a precise and minerally, classic Margaux finish. All it’s missing is the persistence on the finish. It just seems to rush out the exit door before you’ve really gotten to know it. Hopefully it will develop that side during barrel maturation.

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