2016 Chateau du Tertre

Year: 2016
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90-93
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94-95
Wine Enthusiast: 94-96--Jeff Leve: 92
Red Wine

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DUE IN: SPRING 2019

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$54.95

"Bright and engaging, with lots of bay, savory and tobacco notes out front, backed by lively plum, cherry and raspberry coulis flavors. The sleek, mineral-edged finish pulls the fruit and herb elements together. Distinctive. Score range: 90-93 -JM " (WS)

"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 du Tertre features cassis, red plums and spice box on the nose with herbs and earth nuances. The palate is medium-bodied, lean and soft with an earthy finish." (WA)

"The 2016 du Tertre has really come together nicely. There is a sense of translucence in the 2016 that conveys finesse and refinement. Sage, mint, dried flowers and sweet herbs add layers of aromatic nuance as the sweet red cherry and plum fruit is pushed forward. I would prefer to drink this pleasant, easygoing Margaux over the next 10-15 years." (VM)

"A dense and tight red with currants, blueberries and hints of walnuts. Changes from pure fruit and then back to wet earth. The purity in the cabernet, the linear tannins and the drive with acidity behind it makes it one of the best Tertres ever. Better than 2015? " (JS)

"94–96. Barrel Sample. Made by the same team as Giscours, this is a fine wine. Its rich structure combines with acidity and dense, plummy fruit to give a wine that charms now but is sure to age well." (WE)

"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. 1837 Views Tasted May 20, 2018" (JL)