2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, syrah-like aromas of blackberry, violet, smoke, game and underbrush. Densely packed and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its crushed berry flavors. A very rich and sweet style of Margaux, but the broad, dusty, building tannins call for some cellaring. Boasts excellent length for a wine from this chateau.
Barrel sample. New World in style, almost too opulent and ripe, with the wood a distraction. This is for lovers of extreme juiciness.
A bright, ripe style, with very fresh crushed plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit wrapped in silky tannins and laced with hints of anise and black tea. The rounded finish has modest grip for mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A ripe, woodsy wine with plenty of forest floor, black currant, cherry and dusty, loamy soil notes, this wine is showing quite well, with medium to full-bodied, silky tannins and a long finish. It should certainly last for 20+ years.
*+V At UGC: Their best in a long time, perhaps ever? Super-ripe and sexy, with tons of everything, and a silky finish. Not shy. Tasted August 21, 2012-This wine has many of pessac-Leognan characteristics even though it is a Medoc wine. Tons of minerality on the nose and palate. Really opens up after several hours-will be great in cellar for many years-Clyde beffa