Château du Tertre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.168 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

This was in the modern style when young. What a difference age makes. Beautiful nose of cigar tobacco, hay, mineral, wet stones, leather and spices. Library like aromas. Very secondary. Some fruit emerges after air. Palate shows rich, ripe fruit buffered by that excellent 2000 acidity. Great structure and tannins still but in a nice place. I'm sure it will get more interesting as the night progresses.

This was in the modern style when young. What a difference age makes. Beautiful nose of cigar tobacco, hay, mineral, wet stones, leather and spices. Library like aromas. Very secondary. Some fruit emerges after air. Palate shows rich, ripe fruit buffered by that excellent 2000 acidity. Great structure and tannins still but in a nice place. I'm sure it will get more interesting as the night progresses.

5 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Matt Trader

2000 is just beautiful right now! The color is mesmerizing - sunburnt orange rim, brick red, with a dark crimson core. When you open this one, you get immediate cellar funk and compost flying out of the bottle, but after about 40 minutes, the funk flies, and what you're left with a true lightning bolt..(coup de foudre!) Leather couches in a frequented library, espresso, stewed red apple skins, and bell pepper, tobacco, and dried carnations. Tannins are still firmly present, and still sexy in feel (yes, velvet love in liquid form), black plums, graphite, bell pepper, clove spice, and a soft and lush finish. I think this wine could see another 15 years at least with the youth it began to show around 2.5 hrs after being opened. If you can find any 2000 around, grab 3.. lay 2 down, drink one now. Happy Valentine's Day!

2000 is just beautiful right now! The color is mesmerizing - sunburnt orange rim, brick red, with a dark crimson core. When you open this one, you get immediate cellar funk and compost flying out of the bottle, but after about 40 minutes, the funk flies, and what you're left with a true lightning bolt..(coup de foudre!) Leather couches in a frequented library, espresso, stewed red apple skins, and bell pepper, tobacco, and dried carnations. Tannins are still firmly present, and still sexy in feel (yes, velvet love in liquid form), black plums, graphite, bell pepper, clove spice, and a soft and lush finish. I think this wine could see another 15 years at least with the youth it began to show around 2.5 hrs after being opened. If you can find any 2000 around, grab 3.. lay 2 down, drink one now. Happy Valentine's Day!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Great classic aged Bordeaux nose. Graphite, minerals, cassis, red berries and some nice floral aromas after air. Great palate. Nice depth. Very rich. Elegant and fresh. Years to go.

Great classic aged Bordeaux nose. Graphite, minerals, cassis, red berries and some nice floral aromas after air. Great palate. Nice depth. Very rich. Elegant and fresh. Years to go.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

8.8

#encore #encore #encore

#encore #encore #encore

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

8.3

Cranberry, raisin and pork meat on the nose. Little hints of brett creep in. Bright cherry pops on palate with light tannins on finish. Probably hitting peak.

Cranberry, raisin and pork meat on the nose. Little hints of brett creep in. Bright cherry pops on palate with light tannins on finish. Probably hitting peak.

Jun 24th, 2014
Adam Nesto

BlackBerry, blueberry, leather, tobacco, oak, lady Gaga wigs.

BlackBerry, blueberry, leather, tobacco, oak, lady Gaga wigs.

Oct 28th, 2018
Molly Guntli

Smooth. Not as fruity

Smooth. Not as fruity

Sep 30th, 2018
Patrick O Driscoll

Still youthful after 16years falling right in the sweet spot for this vintage. Sweet tannins and opulence provide a glorious finish.

Still youthful after 16years falling right in the sweet spot for this vintage. Sweet tannins and opulence provide a glorious finish.

Nov 10th, 2017
Jason Li

Aromatic, perfume like nose with typical left bank character. Amazing wine

Aromatic, perfume like nose with typical left bank character. Amazing wine

Sep 10th, 2017
Stephen Digaetano

Subdued.. peppery...

Subdued.. peppery...

Apr 7th, 2017