Chateau du Tertre (Futures Pre-sale) 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Bright, very pure, clear color; fine, complex mineral nose and slightly spicy. The palate is well structured with fine, precise, tight tannins. The wood is still noticeable and produces a long, very tight finish. Notes of dried fruit and candied red fruit combine to create a very elegant palate in this vintage that is particularly characteristic of the Margaux appellation. The mid-palate is powerful and sleek, developing flavours of strawberry and cooked plums, delicately wrapped in chocolate and a subtle woodiness. The concentrated finish is still very tight and needs another ten years to mature.
"Well balanced wine, the spiced wood integrating well with the rich plum and berry juice fruits. Firm, but generous.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points "
"A very sexy, seductive style of wine has been produced by Du Tertre in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe notes of red and black fruits intermixed with subtle smoke, ink, and damp earth. The lusciousness continues on the palate with an opulent, layered, rich mouthfeel. Medium to full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found, but plenty of ripe tannins, the overall impression is one of a hedonistic and intellectually pleasing claret that should drink beautifully for 20+ years. This is a sleeper of the vintage among the classified-growths.
The Wine Advocate
"Quite perfumy at first, with lilac, damson plum and singed bay leaf notes up front, followed by darker yet still caressing steeped black cherry, worn leather and espresso notes on the back end. Best from 2013 through 2023."
"Bright ruby-red. Cassis, red plum, tobacco leaf, minerals and spices on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Silky, suave and elegantly styled; not a particularly opulent wine but nicely polished and balanced, and already offering a lovely perfumed character. Finishes firmly tannic, spicy and long, with harmonious acidity contributing to the impression of class. A terrific vintage for this property."
International Wine Cellar
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The Chateau du Tertre is a thousand-year-old estate whose vineyard, stretching over 52 hectares, remains unchanged since 1855. During the 19th Century, the Chateau de Tertre wines rose to worldwide fame, especially thanks to the 1855 classification which established the Chateau as a Margaux Grand Cru Classe. 1n 1997, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate and invested in the large-scale overall restructuring, thus returning its former noble personality to the Chateau du Tertre.
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