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 :
The 2015 Marquis-de-Terme has a clean and precise bouquet with ebullient blackberry and raspberry fruit, quite a strong marine influence developing in the glass with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, judiciously integrated oak and a focused, cedar-tinged finish that has a nod to Pauillac. This is a very fine Margaux that should age well over the next 15-20 years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU MARQUIS DE TERME 33460 MARGAUX FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Marquis de Terme|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16.5+
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90-93
- Country : France
- Decanter : 91
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot