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WIne Region: Bordeaux - France
In the past, this estate was planted with roughly one third each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. New owners arrived in 1997 and big changes followed, with the proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot both climbing, and Merlot falling back. The 2016 wine is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot, presently ageing in 40% new barrels.
Colour is rich, deep purple, the nose showing beautifully perfumed fruitiness. The palate has impressive volume, intense fruitiness, fresh, satin-like texture and exceptional length. Having enjoyed the 2015 so much last year, this 2016 is another great vintage for du Tertre (for drinking 2022-2035+).
About the winery:
Located on the higher ground in the appellation, Château du Tertre's vineyard, with gravelly, sandy soil, has the particularity of being a single block of vines entirely surrounded by forest. Several illustrious owners have left their mark on the property. The most prestigious include philosopher Michel de Montaigne's brother Thomas, and the Marquis de Ségur. In 1960 the vineyard was purchased by the Capbern Gasqueton family, the owners of Calon Ségur. The property was given a new lease of life in 1997, when it was purchased by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The Dutch businessman was already familiar with Margaux, having acquired Château Giscours a few years previously.
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