2016 Chateau du Tertre

Year: 2016
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Jeff Leve: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$49.95

"Fresh damson plum, bitter cherry and savory notes are seamlessly layered together, with fresh tobacco and a flash of iron checking in on the pure, silky, persistent finish, where the slightly high-pitched fruit plays out nicely. Best from 2021 through 2032. 13,333 cases made. -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)

"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." (JS)

"An outstanding Margaux with its classic perfume of sweet red fruits, dried flowers, balsam wood, and spice, the 2016 Château du Tertre is medium-bodied, elegant, and seamless on the palate. This is one of those wines that grows on you with time in the glass, and while it plays in the elegant, pretty end of the spectrum, it has wonderful fruit. It should keep nicely for 15 years or so." (JD)

"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. Roger Voss" (WE)

"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. 2837 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019" (JL)