About the Wine
Chateau Marquis de Terme, according to the diaries of Thomas Jefferson, was on his list of the 16 of greatest wines he had ever tasted.Chateau Marquis de Terme has delivered some of the best value Bordeaux since before the Sénéclauze family took over in 1935. Discover why people have been raving about this estate for centuries!
The story of Marquis de Terme begins in 1762, when Mademoiselle Ledoux d'Emplet married François de Peguilhan Marquis de Terme, giving her the estate that would come to bear her name as a dowry. Included in the Medoc Classification of 1855, Chateau Marquis de Terme was classified as a Fourth Great Growth. Located half a mile from Chateau Margaux which retails for $900 a bottle, the Grand Vin from Chateaux Marquis de Terme is an exceptional value and a can't miss for any Bordeaux enthusiast.
Ideally located in the heart of the Margaux appellation with heavy influences from both the Gironde estuary and the Bay of Biscay, and protected by coastal pine forests from the harsh winds creates the perfect growing conditions for their vines. Organic farming was started on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. Now farming all vineyards organically and achieving organic certification in 2017.
Tasting notes: Red Wine. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. Aged 16-18 months in French Oak, 50% new. Dark and tannic in its youth, the wine has started to reveal itself and is now a joy of orange peel, blackberry, fresh leather, and fennel seed.
Loads of dark berries and chocolate follow through to a full body. Velvety and tangy with a long finish. Lots of orange peel. Dusty texture. Better in 2017. ~94 James Suckling (v. 2009)
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