Château du Tertre

Les Hauts du Tertre

2019
Margaux
Bordeaux
France
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Sha-TO dew TER-truh Lay-ZO dew TER-truh
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
$39
Flavors
Black Currant Black Currant
Rose Rose
Leather Leather
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13%
GRAPE(S)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
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Why this wine made the cut…
Subtle, complex and approachable in its youth.
Margaux, Bordeaux
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Ca-ber-NAY So-vee-NYON
Cabernet Sauvignon origins are from the Gironde in southwest France, but is now planted across the world in climates that accommodate this late ripening grape. It is the dominant grape in wines made in Bordeaux’s Médoc and Graves regions. This small, thick-skinned grape, produces darkly colored wine, high in tannin and relatively high in acidity with hallmark aromas of blackcurrant and can stylistically change from austere in its youth to lush depending on the region, and winemaking style.
Merlot
Mer-LO
It would be easier to detail where Merlot is not grown than vice-versa, as it is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Depending on the terroir, the style can vary quite a bit. Generally, Merlot is fleshy and more fruit driven and with less aggressive tannins than its oft more austere blending partner, Cabernet Sauvignon, which also makes it more accessible in its youth. The quality and character can vary from crowd pleasing sweet plummy fruit to extraordinary complex velvety texture of a great right bank Bordeaux.
Cabernet Franc
Ca-ber-NAY FRANK
Cabernet Franc is grown all over the world, but the best expressions are generally found in France, specifically in the Loire, South West, and Bordeaux as a key part of many blends. Medium bodied and more aromatic than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc’s aromas can have an herbaceous tinge depending on the ripeness level.
Country / State
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub Region
Margaux
Producer
Château du Tertre
Vintage
2019
Chateau du Tertre's Barrel RoomChateau du Tertre's Barrel Room

Château du Tertre

Margaux, Bordeaux

Château du Tertre has a long history dating back to the 16th century and involving multiple owners. Philippe Capbern-Gasqueton, the owner of Calon-Ségur, owned the estate before selling it in 1997 to Eric Albada Jelgersma, the owner of Giscours. 

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Château Du Tertre's Fermentation RoomChâteau Du Tertre's Fermentation Room

Since then, Mr. Jelgersma has made investments to increase quality, including denser plantings, green harvests, and the hand-picking of grapes. 

At its best, the second wine of Château du Tertre, Les Hauts du Tertre, shows good fruit and complexity that is approachable in its youth and a relative bargain in Bordeaux.