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du Tertre 2009

du Tertre

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 94.0

Existing since the 12th century, and with a vineyard that has been predominantly unchanged since 1855, Château du Tertre is steeped in history. Existing on one of the highest hills in Margaux, this fifth growth estate boasts 52 hectares of vineyard which are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.43%), Merlot (c.19%), Cabernet Franc (c.19%) and Petit Verdot (c.5%). Its excellent terroir is mostly gravel with some sandy soils and bears similarities to some second and third growths. Situated near a forest, it has a slightly cooler micro-climate which contributes to the freshness of the wines. From 2008 onward the château began to experiment with biodynamic farming techniques, with the aim to become fully biodynamic in the future. De Tertre were one of the first estates in Bordeaux to use the cement Nomblot egg-shaped vats. Using four of these in total during the wine’s vinification, they help to add a minerality to the wine. From here the wine is aged in 50% new oak barrels and is lightly fined with egg whites. A silky, delicate wine, this Margaux staple is imbued with finesse and femininity.



Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The medium garnet colored 2009 du Tertre conjures notions of kirsch, black raspberries, warm plums and potpourri on the nose with hints of sage and menthol. The palate is medium-bodied, soft, juicy and seductively approachable with a lively finish.

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Deep, layered, dark crimson. Fresh and sweet and easy. Not complex by any means but it doesn’t have the besetting 2009 sin of excessively drying finish.


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