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Description

1x bottle in very good condition. Stored in cool and dark cellar since purchase from merchant 2 years ago.

'About the domain
Located on the higher ground in the appellation, Château du Tertre's vineyard, with gravelly, sandy soil, has the particularity of being a single block of vines entirely surrounded by forest. Several illustrious owners have left their mark on the property. The most prestigious include philosopher Michel de Montaigne's brother Thomas, and the Marquis de Ségur. In 1960 the vineyard was purchased by the Capbern Gasqueton family, the owners of Calon Ségur. The property was given a new lease of life in 1997, when it was purchased by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The Dutch businessman was already familiar with Margaux, having acquired Château Giscours a few years previously.

About the cuvée
Château du Tertre's wine is full-bodied with rich fruit, and develops the subtle aromas of violets that are characteristic of the appellation. It is powerful and perfectly balanced.'
idealwine.com

'And so to the 1996 from Château du Tertre. I first encountered this at a 1996 blind tasting when it was still very young (and I was a little younger too!), and I liked it enough to buy a few bottles. In truth I liked all the wines, but found many of those I liked beyond my meagre means at the time, and so I found myself buying those I felt I could afford, i.e. those which meant I didn’t have to default on the mortgage payments on the house I had just bought, and which left me with enough sous to clothe and feed my children. I know, I know, I just didn’t have my priorities right in those days. Never mind. At twenty years of age, this wine now has a confident appearance, with a dark core, and only a thin oxblood rim. It has a gorgeously evolved nose, rather further on than the appearance in the glass would suggest, complex and convincing. There are scents of cooked blackcurrant, admittedly with a calcareous oyster-shell freshness which I tend to find in wines older than this, and tinges of smoky black pepper, rosemary and green olive. On the palate I sense the coolness and freshness of slate, with cherry stone and blackcurrant, pebbles and pepper, charged from beneath with lots of fresh, acid-driven tension. It is long, precise, impressive, energetic and yet it feels largely resolved. Despite the fact the tannins have faded, the palate remains firm, bright and well formed, a feature I admire very much and which seems to go with the vintage. Ultimately, this is a joy to drink, and yet there is – if you have any tucked away – seemingly no rush here. 17/20 (7/11/16)'

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Chateau du Tertre 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux, 1996

Quantity: 1, 75cl

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Item ID:

242303

Name:

Chateau du Tertre 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux

Producer:

Chateau du Tertre

Quantity / Size:

1 bottles, 75cl each

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Bottle

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Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

Other

Wine Colour:

Red

Wine Type:

Still

Country / Region:

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Classification:

5eme Cru Classe

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Into Neck (IN)

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