1996 du Tertre, Margaux
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sleeper, Du Tertre's 1996 exhibits a black ruby/purple color, a sweet black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body, well-integrated tannin, and fine purity and depth. This wine should age nicely, yet have a degree of accessibility young. (RP)
Owned by the Gasquetons until 1997. Looks quite evolved. Mid ruby with strong rusty notes at the rim. Very light nose. Lots of gentle evolution. Not in the first flush of youth but this has charm. Needs drinking before the fruit fades though.
Jeannie Cho Lee regards this Margaux as having a "beautiful nose of leather, dried violets, spices and pot pourri. Palate is gentle with silky tannins and lean frame, suggesting the wine is just starting its downward descent. A pretty Margaux that is subtle and restrained with plenty of evolved characters to enjoy now." Tasted in: Hong Kong, China. Maturity: Drink. (08-Nov-2014)