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Château du Tertre

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2018 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 92

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% alcohol. 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 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 92

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 Franc, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol 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.

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2016 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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% alcohol 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.

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2015 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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% alcohol 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 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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% alcohol. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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% alcohol 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 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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% alcohol 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 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. 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 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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

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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

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2009 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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2008 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2007 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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2006 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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2005 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2004 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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2003 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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2002 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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2001 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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..

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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.

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2000 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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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.

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1999 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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1998 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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1990 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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1988 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 84

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

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1982 Château du Tertre  (Margaux) 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.

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