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Château du Tertre

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2023
92
Chocolate, cherries, flowers, espresso, and spearmint nuances shine on the nose. The palate is soft, fruity, fresh, and is not shy about already starting to let you enjoy its black, and red fruit-filled, creamy-textured charms. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

Chocolate, cherries, flowers, espresso, and spearmint nuances shine on the nose. The palate is soft, fruity, fresh, and is not shy about already starting to let you enjoy its black, and red fruit-filled, creamy-textured charms. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
Fresh, vibrant, savory, black raspberries, currants, espresso and mint aromas pop in the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, energetic, and bright, with a core of cedar, herbs and spicy currants, with an underpinning of cocoa that blends together and lingers. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2045.

Fresh, vibrant, savory, black raspberries, currants, espresso and mint aromas pop in the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, energetic, and bright, with a core of cedar, herbs and spicy currants, with an underpinning of cocoa that blends together and lingers. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Leafy black raspberries, mint, flowers and spice are what you initially notice. On the palate, the wine is fresh, crisp, juicy, sweet and bright, with a core of chewy red currants, touches of cocoa and spice on the palate and in the, dusty, earthy, yet, elegant finish. From a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Give this just a bit of time to soften and flesh out. Drink from 2024-2039. 90-92

Leafy black raspberries, mint, flowers and spice are what you initially notice. On the palate, the wine is fresh, crisp, juicy, sweet and bright, with a core of chewy red currants, touches of cocoa and spice on the palate and in the, dusty, earthy, yet, elegant finish. From a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Give this just a bit of time to soften and flesh out. Drink from 2024-2039. 90-92

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2020
91
Cedar, spice, forest leaf and dark red fruits appear on the nose. From there you find sweet, ripe, chewy, red fruits that meld into an herb, olive and crisp, red berry finish. Drink from 2025-2045.

Cedar, spice, forest leaf and dark red fruits appear on the nose. From there you find sweet, ripe, chewy, red fruits that meld into an herb, olive and crisp, red berry finish. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Following the initial shot of espresso you find flowers, wet earth, forest floor and dark red fruits. Medium/full-bodied, fresh and juicy, with a spicy edge to the creamy soft, sweet fruits in the finish. 90-92 Pts

Following the initial shot of espresso you find flowers, wet earth, forest floor and dark red fruits. Medium/full-bodied, fresh and juicy, with a spicy edge to the creamy soft, sweet fruits in the finish. 90-92 Pts

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2019
91
Medium-bodied, earthy, savory, spicy and loaded with, fresh red fruits that range from sweet to tart. The wine finishes with dusty tannins and a savory, spicy quality. This will be best with a few years of age. Drink from 2024-2039.

Medium-bodied, earthy, savory, spicy and loaded with, fresh red fruits that range from sweet to tart. The wine finishes with dusty tannins and a savory, spicy quality. This will be best with a few years of age. Drink from 2024-2039.

2,178 Views   Tasted
Fresh, elegant, medium-bodied, graceful style of Margaux here. The fruit is silky and sweet, with round, lush tannins and a finish of ripe, juicy red fruits, blackberry and a hint of blueberry. This gem is going to be delicious in its youth, and it will age well too! From a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot Franc, 13% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.4%. The harvest took place September 27 until October 12. 91-93 Pts

Fresh, elegant, medium-bodied, graceful style of Margaux here. The fruit is silky and sweet, with round, lush tannins and a finish of ripe, juicy red fruits, blackberry and a hint of blueberry. This gem is going to be delicious in its youth, and it will age well too! From a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot Franc, 13% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.4%. The harvest took place September 27 until October 12. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Earthy, with leafy tobacco, mint, flowers and red currants with spice on the nose, the wine is energetic, sweet and soft, with a polish to the tannins and lift to the fruit. This is the finest vintage du Tertre has ever produced. The wine blends 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 14% Petit Verdot and is the product of very low yields.

Earthy, with leafy tobacco, mint, flowers and red currants with spice on the nose, the wine is energetic, sweet and soft, with a polish to the tannins and lift to the fruit. This is the finest vintage du Tertre has ever produced. The wine blends 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 14% Petit Verdot and is the product of very low yields.

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The wine is bright, focused and fresh. The fruits are succulent, polished and vibrant. The finish is all about the juiciness in the red fruits and silk in the tannins. From a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 14% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.8% ABV. Due to issues with excessive rains and mildew du Tertre lost close to 40% of their crop. The harvest took place September 17 to October 12. 91-93 Pts

The wine is bright, focused and fresh. The fruits are succulent, polished and vibrant. The finish is all about the juiciness in the red fruits and silk in the tannins. From a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 14% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.8% ABV. Due to issues with excessive rains and mildew du Tertre lost close to 40% of their crop. The harvest took place September 17 to October 12. 91-93 Pts

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2017
91
Medium-bodied, with fresh, ripe, crisp red fruits, touches of herbs, forest leaf and peppery spices on the nose. Fresh and bright on the palate, with lifted red berries in the finish, give this at least 5 or more years before pulling a cork.

Medium-bodied, with fresh, ripe, crisp red fruits, touches of herbs, forest leaf and peppery spices on the nose. Fresh and bright on the palate, with lifted red berries in the finish, give this at least 5 or more years before pulling a cork.

3,256 Views   Tasted
Walk into a flower store with a basket of cherries and you get the idea, especially if you add peppery spice, tobacco leaf and wet earth. Soft, polished, refined and sweet, the tannins are silky, the fruits are juicy and there is length. This is going to be delicious in its youth, and it will age well too! From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.9. The harvest took place from September 14 until October 2. Due to the frost, they lost 35% of the crop.

Walk into a flower store with a basket of cherries and you get the idea, especially if you add peppery spice, tobacco leaf and wet earth. Soft, polished, refined and sweet, the tannins are silky, the fruits are juicy and there is length. This is going to be delicious in its youth, and it will age well too! From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.9. The harvest took place from September 14 until October 2. Due to the frost, they lost 35% of the crop.

1,766 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Flowers, spicy red berries and forest notes are in your glass as soon as the wine hits the glass. Medium bodied, elegant, fresh and dynamic, the wine is silky, sweet, juicy and pure from start to finish.

Flowers, spicy red berries and forest notes are in your glass as soon as the wine hits the glass. Medium bodied, elegant, fresh and dynamic, the wine is silky, sweet, juicy and pure from start to finish.

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Fresh, spicy, peppery, ripe red fruits with right amount of earth, flowers, and leafy herbs open the soft textured, medium/full bodied, silky wine. Give it a few years for its seductive qualities to shine.

Fresh, spicy, peppery, ripe red fruits with right amount of earth, flowers, and leafy herbs open the soft textured, medium/full bodied, silky wine. Give it a few years for its seductive qualities to shine.

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Earthy, spicy, fresh, vibrant, sweet and loaded with crisp, ripe, red fruits, earth, tobacco and floral nuances, gives this a decade to develop its secondary flavors so it will show what it's really made of.

Earthy, spicy, fresh, vibrant, sweet and loaded with crisp, ripe, red fruits, earth, tobacco and floral nuances, gives this a decade to develop its secondary flavors so it will show what it's really made of.

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Flowers, cherries, smoke, thyme, cassis and silky fruits all over the place in this medium-bodied, fresh, sophisticated wine. From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Franc, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV with a pH of 3.7. The Merlot was harvested from September 27 until October 10, the Cabernet Sauvignon from October 15 to October 19 and the Cabernet Franc from October 10 to October 13. The Petit Verdot was harvested in one day, October 15.

Flowers, cherries, smoke, thyme, cassis and silky fruits all over the place in this medium-bodied, fresh, sophisticated wine. From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Franc, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV with a pH of 3.7. The Merlot was harvested from September 27 until October 10, the Cabernet Sauvignon from October 15 to October 19 and the Cabernet Franc from October 10 to October 13. The Petit Verdot was harvested in one day, October 15.

3,350 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Juicy, sweet, and most important, round and silky, the wine feels as good as it tastes. With its satin characteristics, here, there is a charm, and even sexiness you have no trouble spotting all the way through to the spicy red fruits in the finish.

Juicy, sweet, and most important, round and silky, the wine feels as good as it tastes. With its satin characteristics, here, there is a charm, and even sexiness you have no trouble spotting all the way through to the spicy red fruits in the finish.

4,644 Views   Tasted
Now we are talking. The red fruits are bright, sweet, soft and silky. The floral notes, coupled with earth, forest and kirsch a treat. The pure cherries in the soft finish offer polish and refinement.

Now we are talking. The red fruits are bright, sweet, soft and silky. The floral notes, coupled with earth, forest and kirsch a treat. The pure cherries in the soft finish offer polish and refinement.

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Showing better than ever, this has a lot going on here. The wine is conceentrated, sweet, fresh, vibrant, silky and complex. This will age and evolve quite well too.

Showing better than ever, this has a lot going on here. The wine is conceentrated, sweet, fresh, vibrant, silky and complex. This will age and evolve quite well too.

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With a kiss of dark cocoa, earth, plum and blackberry to get things started, this wine is supple, silky, long and fresh. The sweet, dark, red fruits, drizzles of chocolate, spice and freshness feel lovely on the palate. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.8. The picking took place September 9 to October 9 and the wine will be aged in 47% new, French oak barrels. 91 - 93 Pts

With a kiss of dark cocoa, earth, plum and blackberry to get things started, this wine is supple, silky, long and fresh. The sweet, dark, red fruits, drizzles of chocolate, spice and freshness feel lovely on the palate. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, this wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.8. The picking took place September 9 to October 9 and the wine will be aged in 47% new, French oak barrels. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014
91
Forward in style, this will offers its charms young. The fruit has a softness, sweet and fresh character that is quit successful for the vintage, and will drink well young. The wine was made from a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot.

Forward in style, this will offers its charms young. The fruit has a softness, sweet and fresh character that is quit successful for the vintage, and will drink well young. The wine was made from a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot.

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Bright, fresh, vibrant, energetic and spicy, with loads of tobacco, earth and herbs on top of sweet, fresh cherries are all right there, in this medium bodied, charmer.

Bright, fresh, vibrant, energetic and spicy, with loads of tobacco, earth and herbs on top of sweet, fresh cherries are all right there, in this medium bodied, charmer.

3,781 Views   Tasted
It’s not difficult to sense the flowers, blackberry and a bit of chocolate on the nose and easy to enjoy the smooth, softness coupled with the sensation of freshness on the palate. The sweet cherry finish makes this vintage already easy to drink. From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV. 89-91 Pts

It’s not difficult to sense the flowers, blackberry and a bit of chocolate on the nose and easy to enjoy the smooth, softness coupled with the sensation of freshness on the palate. The sweet cherry finish makes this vintage already easy to drink. From a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
Light in color and fruit, the wine is already starting to show some secondary characteristics. Light, but fresh and sweet, drink this now for its fresh, sweet, red berry and peppery character. The wine was made from blending 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for this vintage is a record for the property.

Light in color and fruit, the wine is already starting to show some secondary characteristics. Light, but fresh and sweet, drink this now for its fresh, sweet, red berry and peppery character. The wine was made from blending 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for this vintage is a record for the property.

3,679 Views   Tasted
Light in color, medium bodied and forward, there is good freshness to the bright, red cherries and strawberry tones that carry through from start to finish.

Light in color, medium bodied and forward, there is good freshness to the bright, red cherries and strawberry tones that carry through from start to finish.

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With fennel, spearmint, cocoa powder and spicy, crisp cassis, the wine is soft, polished and fresh. It makes up for its lack of depth with fresh red fruit and easy accessibility. The vintage uses the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the history of the estate at 80% of the blend, along with 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.2% ABV and has a pH of 3.63 with yields of 36 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was made from 50% of the harvest. 89-91 Pts

With fennel, spearmint, cocoa powder and spicy, crisp cassis, the wine is soft, polished and fresh. It makes up for its lack of depth with fresh red fruit and easy accessibility. The vintage uses the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the history of the estate at 80% of the blend, along with 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.2% ABV and has a pH of 3.63 with yields of 36 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was made from 50% of the harvest. 89-91 Pts

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2012
91
Here you find smoke, cherries, tobacco and earth. Medium bodied, fresh and with polished fruits in the finish, give this another 5 years to develop. The wine was made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.

Here you find smoke, cherries, tobacco and earth. Medium bodied, fresh and with polished fruits in the finish, give this another 5 years to develop. The wine was made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.

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Fresh, medium bodied lively, crisp fruits, flowers and spice are found in this soft wine.

Fresh, medium bodied lively, crisp fruits, flowers and spice are found in this soft wine.

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From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 45% new French oak for close to 16 months. Ruby in color, this medium-bodied wine opens with tobacco, licorice, flowers and cherry notes. Soft and easygoing, the fresh, elegant, red berry-dominated, spicy wine should drink well close to release. 88-91 Pts

From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and will be aged in 45% new French oak for close to 16 months. Ruby in color, this medium-bodied wine opens with tobacco, licorice, flowers and cherry notes. Soft and easygoing, the fresh, elegant, red berry-dominated, spicy wine should drink well close to release. 88-91 Pts

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2011
89
Developing rapidly, the wine already shows secondary characteristics. Medium bodied, fresh but light on the palate, there is an herbal note that is quite strong in the otherwise, fresh, silky finish. The wine was made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

Developing rapidly, the wine already shows secondary characteristics. Medium bodied, fresh but light on the palate, there is an herbal note that is quite strong in the otherwise, fresh, silky finish. The wine was made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

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Medium bodied, soft, easy going, lighter style of wine. The earthy, truffle and dark cherry nose is more complex than the red and black plum finish.

Medium bodied, soft, easy going, lighter style of wine. The earthy, truffle and dark cherry nose is more complex than the red and black plum finish.

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From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV. Coffee bean, fennel, flowers, cassis and earth lead to a medium-bodied, round, sweet, fresh, cherry and cassis-filled wine. 89-91 Pts

From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV. Coffee bean, fennel, flowers, cassis and earth lead to a medium-bodied, round, sweet, fresh, cherry and cassis-filled wine. 89-91 Pts

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2010
91
Earthy, spicy, blackberries and black cherries create the aromatics. Fresh, clean, zippy fruits are found in the long finish. The final blend turned out to be 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and a healthy 10% Petit Verdot.

Earthy, spicy, blackberries and black cherries create the aromatics. Fresh, clean, zippy fruits are found in the long finish. The final blend turned out to be 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and a healthy 10% Petit Verdot.

4,939 Views   Tasted
Chocolate, mint, blackberry, cassis, stone and spice scents, structured, polished, fresh, ripe and pure, this has improved since tasting it last year.

Chocolate, mint, blackberry, cassis, stone and spice scents, structured, polished, fresh, ripe and pure, this has improved since tasting it last year.

4,890 Views   Tasted
From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine offers round textures and scents of fresh herbs, blackberries, cassis and tobacco. There is structure and freshness to allow this wine to age well. 90-91 Pts

From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine offers round textures and scents of fresh herbs, blackberries, cassis and tobacco. There is structure and freshness to allow this wine to age well. 90-91 Pts

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du Tertre is the product of a blend from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. This is unique for the property as they usually include between 10% and 20% Cabernet Franc. This assemblage created a perfume of tobacco leaf, fresh herbs and blackberries. This elegant, medium/full bodied wine is filled with sweet cassis, ripe tannin and floral sensations ending with soft textures and ample freshness in the finish. 90-92 Pts

du Tertre is the product of a blend from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. This is unique for the property as they usually include between 10% and 20% Cabernet Franc. This assemblage created a perfume of tobacco leaf, fresh herbs and blackberries. This elegant, medium/full bodied wine is filled with sweet cassis, ripe tannin and floral sensations ending with soft textures and ample freshness in the finish. 90-92 Pts

5,192 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Ruby in color, you find the floral, pepper and wild cherry easily. Bright, spicy, crisp and clean, the medium-bodied wine is classic, fruity and supple, with an energetic edge to the freshness.

Ruby in color, you find the floral, pepper and wild cherry easily. Bright, spicy, crisp and clean, the medium-bodied wine is classic, fruity and supple, with an energetic edge to the freshness.

3,811 Views   Tasted
Lush, supple, elegant and fresh, the wine tastes, smells and feels great, with all its sweet, lush, fresh fruit and plummy, chocolate touches. You can drink this now, but it's going to better in 3-5 years. The wine was produced from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

Lush, supple, elegant and fresh, the wine tastes, smells and feels great, with all its sweet, lush, fresh fruit and plummy, chocolate touches. You can drink this now, but it's going to better in 3-5 years. The wine was produced from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

5,333 Views   Tasted
Truffle, stone, espresso, blackberry, chocolate and menthol in the nose. Sweet, supple and filled with plush ripe, blackberry and plums, this is showing better than when it was tasted earlier this year with the UGC.

Truffle, stone, espresso, blackberry, chocolate and menthol in the nose. Sweet, supple and filled with plush ripe, blackberry and plums, this is showing better than when it was tasted earlier this year with the UGC.

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This is another 2009 Bordeaux that has fleshed out and improved since it was first tasted back in April, 2010. Licorice, coffee blackberry and plum aromas lead to a fresh, ripe, sensuous, well priced Margaux wine that was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

This is another 2009 Bordeaux that has fleshed out and improved since it was first tasted back in April, 2010. Licorice, coffee blackberry and plum aromas lead to a fresh, ripe, sensuous, well priced Margaux wine that was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.

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This has developed well since it was tasted in barrel. Truffle, licorice, cassis, black plum and spicy scents lead to an elegant, soft textured Margaux that ends with sweet plums and black cherries.

This has developed well since it was tasted in barrel. Truffle, licorice, cassis, black plum and spicy scents lead to an elegant, soft textured Margaux that ends with sweet plums and black cherries.

9,237 Views   Tasted
2009 du Tertre opens with cassis, leaves, vanilla, herbs, and pepper notes. Medium to full bodied, the wine has a blackberry and cherry finish showing a lot of fresh cracked pepper notes. 88/90 Pts

2009 du Tertre opens with cassis, leaves, vanilla, herbs, and pepper notes. Medium to full bodied, the wine has a blackberry and cherry finish showing a lot of fresh cracked pepper notes. 88/90 Pts

10,192 Views   Tasted
2008
92
A blend of dark and deep red cherries is at the wines core. The tannins, are soft, the fruit is bright, crisp, fresh and peppery. Give it a few more years and this beauty will be even better.

A blend of dark and deep red cherries is at the wines core. The tannins, are soft, the fruit is bright, crisp, fresh and peppery. Give it a few more years and this beauty will be even better.

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Still on the young, fruity side of the style range with loads of black cherries in the mouth and nose, you find more maturity in the finish, with its soft, silky, elegant tannins and freshness. Give it a few more years and will be even better. The wine was produced using 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.

Still on the young, fruity side of the style range with loads of black cherries in the mouth and nose, you find more maturity in the finish, with its soft, silky, elegant tannins and freshness. Give it a few more years and will be even better. The wine was produced using 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.

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With perhaps the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc in the Medoc, (20% Cabernet Franc was used in 2008) Du Tertre produces a unique style of Bordeaux wine. The wine expresses tobacco, spice, herbs and cassis. Soft in texture, the wine ends with a red and black fruit filled finish.

With perhaps the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc in the Medoc, (20% Cabernet Franc was used in 2008) Du Tertre produces a unique style of Bordeaux wine. The wine expresses tobacco, spice, herbs and cassis. Soft in texture, the wine ends with a red and black fruit filled finish.

5,354 Views   Tasted
2007
85
Showing its age in the ruby, tea colored hue, the wine shows flowers, light red fruits, tobacco and earth. Light in fruit, but elegant in character, with a light, red fruit, herb and English breakfast tea finish. The wine requires drinking up, sooner than later. This is the penultimate vintage produced in the old cellar in large vats without temperature control. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Showing its age in the ruby, tea colored hue, the wine shows flowers, light red fruits, tobacco and earth. Light in fruit, but elegant in character, with a light, red fruit, herb and English breakfast tea finish. The wine requires drinking up, sooner than later. This is the penultimate vintage produced in the old cellar in large vats without temperature control. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2006
90
With the tell-tale strictness of the vintage, the finish is still tannic. There is fruit, the fruit is ripe, and fresh, but the wine requires several more years before it softens and gains enough secondary nuances. The wine was produced from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

With the tell-tale strictness of the vintage, the finish is still tannic. There is fruit, the fruit is ripe, and fresh, but the wine requires several more years before it softens and gains enough secondary nuances. The wine was produced from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Medium bodied, with a lot of development in the color, the wine offers a truffle and red berry nose, soft textures and earthy, fresh red plums in the finish. This is a ready to drink charmer.

Medium bodied, with a lot of development in the color, the wine offers a truffle and red berry nose, soft textures and earthy, fresh red plums in the finish. This is a ready to drink charmer.

2,913 Views   Tasted
2005
93
Medium/full bodied, richly textured with a lush character to the fruit and tannins. Silky, sensuous and charming, the fruit feels great, the finish offers freshness and length along with tension. You can drink this now, or age it for further development. The wine was made blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Medium/full bodied, richly textured with a lush character to the fruit and tannins. Silky, sensuous and charming, the fruit feels great, the finish offers freshness and length along with tension. You can drink this now, or age it for further development. The wine was made blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

5,512 Views   Tasted
Already open and serving up its tobacco, earth, cherry and wild strawberry charms, the wine has a softness to the tannins on the palate. ,The end is focused on its fresh, bright and almost, crisp, cassis and cranberry finish.

Already open and serving up its tobacco, earth, cherry and wild strawberry charms, the wine has a softness to the tannins on the palate. ,The end is focused on its fresh, bright and almost, crisp, cassis and cranberry finish.

5,856 Views   Tasted
Smoke, oak, licorice and ripe, black cherries lead to a still youthful, tannic Margaux that wants a bit more time before it's red berry finish softens and gains more complexity. The wine is showing much better than it did in my last tasting few years ago.

Smoke, oak, licorice and ripe, black cherries lead to a still youthful, tannic Margaux that wants a bit more time before it's red berry finish softens and gains more complexity. The wine is showing much better than it did in my last tasting few years ago.

6,263 Views   Tasted
Earthy, black pepper, smoke and cassis aromatics are found in this wine. Full bodied and concentrated with cassis and spice flavors, the dark berry finish was a little short.

Earthy, black pepper, smoke and cassis aromatics are found in this wine. Full bodied and concentrated with cassis and spice flavors, the dark berry finish was a little short.

11,211 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Leafy tobacco, smoke, earth and cherries define the perfume. Ready to drink, the fruit is fresh, herbal and with a peppery complexity. There is a dryness in the otherwise charming finish. The wine was produced from blending 42% Cabernet Sauvignon,38% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Leafy tobacco, smoke, earth and cherries define the perfume. Ready to drink, the fruit is fresh, herbal and with a peppery complexity. There is a dryness in the otherwise charming finish. The wine was produced from blending 42% Cabernet Sauvignon,38% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

3,627 Views   Tasted
Cedar wood, leaf, forest floor, herb and cassis, medium bodied, the tannins are resolved, the ready to drink wine ends with light, clean strawberry notes.

Cedar wood, leaf, forest floor, herb and cassis, medium bodied, the tannins are resolved, the ready to drink wine ends with light, clean strawberry notes.

3,880 Views   Tasted
2003
89
Medium bodied, slightly rustic in the end note and showing older than its true age in the color, nose and palate, the wine has a sweetness of fruit on the palate with a soft texture, which is nice, but the tannins are a bit harsh. This is not a wine for further aging.

Medium bodied, slightly rustic in the end note and showing older than its true age in the color, nose and palate, the wine has a sweetness of fruit on the palate with a soft texture, which is nice, but the tannins are a bit harsh. This is not a wine for further aging.

3,382 Views   Tasted
With a mature edge to its color, on the nose, the wine is all about its truffle, thyme, red fruit and smoke character. On the palate, you find soft, round textures, sweet, dark cherries and earth, There is no sensation of heat of jam. Tasting older than its true age, you find dusty tannins and polished, spicy red berries. Quite nice for a difficult vintage. The wine was made from blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

With a mature edge to its color, on the nose, the wine is all about its truffle, thyme, red fruit and smoke character. On the palate, you find soft, round textures, sweet, dark cherries and earth, There is no sensation of heat of jam. Tasting older than its true age, you find dusty tannins and polished, spicy red berries. Quite nice for a difficult vintage. The wine was made from blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

4,472 Views   Tasted
Developed in color, tobacco, cigar box, strawberry, cherry and leafy notes lead to a sweet, soft, supple, round and drinking at what is close to peak, I’d opt for drinking this over the next 5-8 years.

Developed in color, tobacco, cigar box, strawberry, cherry and leafy notes lead to a sweet, soft, supple, round and drinking at what is close to peak, I’d opt for drinking this over the next 5-8 years.

4,460 Views   Tasted
Smoke, tobacco, cassis and peppery spice scents open to a medium/full bodied, finesse styled wine that is developing rapidly.

Smoke, tobacco, cassis and peppery spice scents open to a medium/full bodied, finesse styled wine that is developing rapidly.

7,573 Views   Tasted
2002
88
Fully developed, the wine is medium bodied, with a soft entry and a distinctive herbal character on the palate and in the finish, especially in the end notes. . Classic in style is a good way to define the vintage here. The wine was made from a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, which is the highest percentage used in the blend.

Fully developed, the wine is medium bodied, with a soft entry and a distinctive herbal character on the palate and in the finish, especially in the end notes. . Classic in style is a good way to define the vintage here. The wine was made from a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, which is the highest percentage used in the blend.

4,724 Views   Tasted
2001
90
Cigar wrapper, wet earth and sweet cherries work together to create a medium bodied wine with freshness, and sweet, ripe, spicy fruits. The wine is polished, peppery, elegant and with the complexity of sandy tannins in the finish..

Cigar wrapper, wet earth and sweet cherries work together to create a medium bodied wine with freshness, and sweet, ripe, spicy fruits. The wine is polished, peppery, elegant and with the complexity of sandy tannins in the finish..

4,257 Views   Tasted
This is really coming on strong. The floral, spicy, fresh, red and dark berries with just a hint of cigar box is shining on the nose. Soft textured, fresh, spicy, earthy, sweet cherries deliver the goods in the finish.

This is really coming on strong. The floral, spicy, fresh, red and dark berries with just a hint of cigar box is shining on the nose. Soft textured, fresh, spicy, earthy, sweet cherries deliver the goods in the finish.

3,287 Views   Tasted
2000
91
With smoky cocoa, dark cherries and truffle essences, the wine is soft, elegant and refined. Medium bodied, with a spicy edge, the fruit has freshness and vibrancy, with just a hint of leafy, herbs in the finish. From a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, this is the first vintage in a few years to add any Petit Verdot.

With smoky cocoa, dark cherries and truffle essences, the wine is soft, elegant and refined. Medium bodied, with a spicy edge, the fruit has freshness and vibrancy, with just a hint of leafy, herbs in the finish. From a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, this is the first vintage in a few years to add any Petit Verdot.

4,444 Views   Tasted
Forest floor, pepper, earth, cassis, truffle and tobacco notes lead to a wine that is on the austere side of the style range. Tannic and firm, the wine ends with crisp, fresh, cassis and cranberry flavors. Time might help soften the wine.

Forest floor, pepper, earth, cassis, truffle and tobacco notes lead to a wine that is on the austere side of the style range. Tannic and firm, the wine ends with crisp, fresh, cassis and cranberry flavors. Time might help soften the wine.

7,123 Views   Tasted
1999
85
With a mature color showing ruby with tea accents, the wine is medium bodied, with an earthy, spicy, truffle and red berry character. Light, silky, bright and spicy, with a light, fresh, peppery, red berry character in its finish. This is fully mature and requires drinking. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is the debut vintage produced in the new, modern cellars.

With a mature color showing ruby with tea accents, the wine is medium bodied, with an earthy, spicy, truffle and red berry character. Light, silky, bright and spicy, with a light, fresh, peppery, red berry character in its finish. This is fully mature and requires drinking. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is the debut vintage produced in the new, modern cellars.

3,953 Views   Tasted
1998
84
Cigar wrapper, earthy, truffle cocoa and red fruits on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, soft in texture, with a short finish that offers cherries, spice, herbs and some tartness. If you are sitting on any bottles, this is a wine to drink sooner than later, before losing the remainder of its fruit. The final vintage produced in the original cellars with large vats and without temperature control. The wine was made from blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Cigar wrapper, earthy, truffle cocoa and red fruits on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, soft in texture, with a short finish that offers cherries, spice, herbs and some tartness. If you are sitting on any bottles, this is a wine to drink sooner than later, before losing the remainder of its fruit. The final vintage produced in the original cellars with large vats and without temperature control. The wine was made from blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

3,123 Views   Tasted
1990
86
Cassis, smoke, cedar, tobacco, spice and truffle aromas lead to a wine that has reached maturity. This needs to be drunk sooner than later.

Cassis, smoke, cedar, tobacco, spice and truffle aromas lead to a wine that has reached maturity. This needs to be drunk sooner than later.

3,550 Views   Tasted
1988
84
Medium bodied with tobacco, spice and cassis, this fully mature wine is starting to drop its fruit and requires consumption.

Medium bodied with tobacco, spice and cassis, this fully mature wine is starting to drop its fruit and requires consumption.

4,885 Views   Tasted
1982
85
Light ruby with tea colors, the wine offers truffle, tobacco, cedar, cassis and cherry scents. Medium bodied, this is fully mature and needs to be drunk up.

Light ruby with tea colors, the wine offers truffle, tobacco, cedar, cassis and cherry scents. Medium bodied, this is fully mature and needs to be drunk up.

4,131 Views   Tasted
1970
84
Past its prime but not completely out of gas, the wine is medium-bodied and mostly on the secondary side with tobacco leaf, wet forest floor, cigar box, herbs, green leaf and spicy, tart red berries. The finish is soft, peppery, green and bright with a cranberry endnote.

Past its prime but not completely out of gas, the wine is medium-bodied and mostly on the secondary side with tobacco leaf, wet forest floor, cigar box, herbs, green leaf and spicy, tart red berries. The finish is soft, peppery, green and bright with a cranberry endnote.

2,078 Views   Tasted