2003 - Ch du Tertre 5ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château du Tertre
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008 - 2017
Case size
12x75cl
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2003 CH DU TERTRE 5ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château du Tertre
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2008 - 2017
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £608.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDHA

    Goedhuis, April 2004

    We have been keeping an eye on this property for the past few vintages and are hugely impressed by its progress. Its vineyards are some of the highest in Margaux and its wines are generally high toned and stylish. This 2003, while showing the concentration and power of the vintage, retains that style and is a wine of great verve and poise. It is perhaps the 25% Cabernet Franc that has made this wine so classy, helped by 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 90

    This dark ruby/purple-colored, luscious, soft, already complex 2003 offers alluring notes of smoked herbs, black cherry jam, camphor, white chocolate, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, silky-textured, heady, and impossible to resist, it can be drunk now and over the next 12-14 years. Drink 2007-2020

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 90-93

    This pure, rich, dense ruby/purple-hued 2003 offers sweet aromas of wood smoke, chocolate-covered black cherries, plums, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, seductive, and fleshy with low acidity as well as ripe tannin, it should drink well young yet age nicely for 12-15 years. Readers should be taking a serious look at this estate as recent vintages have exhibited significant improvement. Du Tertre is a stylish, full-flavored, somewhat exotic Margaux with good aging potential. Moreover, it remains reasonably priced. Drink 2005-2020

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2004,
    Score: 89-91

    Loads of cooked fruit with jammy, blackberry character. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Nicely done. 15,000 cases made. -- J.S.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2004

    Very deep colour, finely concentrated fruit lifted by new oak, good ripe Cabernet concentration, almost sweet blackcurrant fruit, supple, well-made and good length. Drink 2008-2018.

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Producer

Château du Tertre

Originally part of the Marquis de Ségur's extensive collection of châteaux, like many Bordelaischâteaux, Du Tertre succumbed to many years of neglect. In the 1960s, its new owner, PhilippeCapbern Gasqueton (of Calon Ségur), invested money and effort in re-planting and rebuilding thechâteau. When he died in 1995, his widow sold it to the Dutch couple, Eric and Louise AlbadaJelgersma (of Château Giscours).With the assistance of manager Alexander van Beek, they have further increased its quality. In Bordeaux (2003), Robert Parker describes their wine as "one of the finest values amongst the Bordeaux classified growths."

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.