Chateau Marquis de Terme, Margaux 2016 - Bordeaux , France
94/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 Falstaff Magazin
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
90/100 Wine Spectator
Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Jeff Leve “...Soft, polished, round and with fruit to spare, this is showing great today and will only get better with time...floral nuances to the licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoky overtones. ”
Neal Martin, Vinous “...Elegant and cohesive, this is a fine Margaux .........crushed violet and incense infusing the vivacious black fruit. The lightly spiced, medium-bodied palate features supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a pinch of white pepper on the finish.”
Julia Harding MW “Deep cherry. Fragrant with sweet dark-red and black fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Firm, chewy, not trying to charm at the moment but it’s all in place, just needs to open and blossom.”
Wine Spectator "Warm in feel, with dark plum, cassis and cherry compote flavors forming the core. Generally open in feel, with light cocoa, tobacco and alder notes adding spine and texture to offset the tasty fruit."
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Chateau Marquis de Terme is a Bordeaux wine estate founded in 1661.
Château Marquis de Terme’s Margaux wine is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate, classified as a 'Quatrième Cru (Fourth Growth) Classé' in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. American President Thomas Jefferson - himself a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787 - declaring Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.
Chateau Marquis de Terme began organic farming on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. They are now farming their vineyards entirely organically achieving organic certification in 2017. Sitting on the doorstep of Margaux, Château Marquis de Terme is emblematic of both how many Bordeaux châteaux were once created and of the famous Margaux terroir. Though a Grand Cru Classé and world-renowned wine, the family owned estate is dedicated to premium wine-making and world class organic practices. The location of the estate at the heart of the Margaux appellation offers a climate that is heavily influenced by both the Gironde estuary and Bay of Biscay, as well as the sheltering effects of the coastal pine forests that protect the vines from the westerly and northwesterly winds.
Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. The appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaux appellation contains 21 cru classé properties from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (20 of which still exist), more than any other Left Bank appellation.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.