The Marquis de Terme vineyard covers 40 hectares on some of the finest gravel (Gönz gravel of Garonnais origin) slopes in the communes of Margaux and Cantenac. The vine density is 10,000 per hectare, and the average age of the vines is 35 years. The grapes are hand- picked and carefully sorted at the end of the vine rows before being sent to the wine cellar to be processed. Fermentation takes place in cement vats and the wine is left on the skins a long time to absorb sufficient colour and flavour. The best vats of wine are then aged in oak bands (35-50% of which are new every year) for 18 months.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A ripe, woodsy wine with plenty of forest floor, black currant, cherry and dusty, loamy soil notes, this wine is showing quite well, with medium to full-bodied, silky tannins and a long finish. It should certainly last for 20+ years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||17,5|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU MARQUIS DE TERME 33460 MARGAUX FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Marquis de Terme|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90
- Country : France
- Decanter : 16.5
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot