|Classification||5ème Cru Classé|
Plump, round, very much in the recent du Tertre idiom, with oak evident. Dark power of voluminous fruit on the finish, but a bit blunt. Rating: 89 L&S (Apr 2012)
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This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot is somewhat closed, with high acidity and noticeable austerity. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple and the wine exhibits notes of damp earth, tobacco leaf, sweet and sour cherries and loamy soil undertones. Drink it over the next decade. 2012 - 2022 Rating: 85-87 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2012)
The du Tertre is a blend of 10% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc (a high percentage) picked from 8th to 27th September. I actually left my sample glass to unwind over 10 minutes at it made a huge difference. The nose offers ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, well integrated oak and some lovely orange blossom aromas with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a plush, rounded entry. It has slightly lower acidity than its peers but is very sensual with supple fresh strawberry and raspberry towards the finish. Very fine. Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Apr 2012)
Rather ripe and soft fruit character here. A dark and slightly grainy edge to the fruit. Rather a vegetal character in the mouth though, with soft and diffuse fruit. Most disconcerting of all there is a very green character here. Difficulties with ripeness or selection. perhaps? I find it to be smoky, oily, brassica-like and certainly not appealing to this palate. Rating: 12-13 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2012)
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