Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Varietal: 35% Merlot 65% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau du Tertre
A Cabernet-based blend from the famous commune of Margaux. This is a very fine Bordeaux, perfect for drinking now. ‘Seductive nose of soft, warm fruit. Subdued, thick chewy fruit; blackcurrant and cassis. Dense, ripe and very finely tuned. Hints of oak with great length.
The 2013 du Tertre has a light, pencil lead bouquet that is calling out for more fruit. It disconcertingly loses some vigor in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with tart cherry fruit on the entry, quite high acidity with a raw and abrasive finish. There are much better wines in recent vintages, but you probably know that already. Also tasted at the château in March 2016 with consistent notes.
Food Matches: Beef Fillet, Lamb, Chicken