Bordeaux 2015 – Marquis de Terme, Monbrison, Lynch Moussas, Pedesclaux & Latour Martillac

by Beth Thomas


‘the best Marquis de Terme ever…’

After enjoying a long weekend, the Bordelais came rather lackadaisically back to work with a few more releases of #Bdx15.

A couple of minor Pauillacs could offer good value to the drinker; Ch芒teau Lynch Moussas gets 92-94 from Neal Martin ‘ It is a very fine follow-up to the 2014 last year, with a freshness and class that I did not find conveyed ten years ago.‘ Ch芒teau Pedesclaux (90-92 Neal Martin) is one of the first wines released that are available in multi-format cases; you get 4 75cl bottles, 2 magnums and one double-magnum all in the the same wooden case – find out more here.

The other of today’s releases available in this multiformat case is Ch芒teau Latour Martillac (92-94, Neal Martin ‘a superb Pessac-L茅ognan from the estate – one of the best in recent years’)

There were also a couple of Margaux, including Ch芒teau Marquis de Terme. The 2015 is ‘best ever’ according to James Suckling (94-95), and Antonio Galloni too says ‘the 2015 is a winner from Marquis de Terme’ (90-93). Neal Martin was also very taken with it ‘This is a very fine Margaux that should age well over the next 15-20 years’. The estate has celebrated by raising its price by 25%, making this the most expensive Marquis de terme ever, but perhaps they can be excused given the notes and the reputation of Margaux in the 2015 vintage – you will have to decide.

Also out of Margaux today is Ch芒teau Monbrison (another Margaux – 94, Tim Atkin MW). This is a wine that won’t need to be cellared for too long and will provide good drinking within the next twenty years.

As ever, you can keep up to date with all of the latest from #Bdx15 on our Recent Releases page.