2001 du Tertre, Margaux
Under the same ownership as Giscours, and benefiting from big investment in recent years, this is an estate at the top of its form. The wine has aromas of sweet, new wood, while the palate is packed with tarry fruits and spicy wood and herbs. Flavors of ripe black currants give a rich, satisfying feel. This is a wine that is well structured, dense and, given another five years, will be delicious.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Broad and sexy, with supple tannin, the 2001 offers beguiling notes of toast, black currant liqueur, violets, and licorice in a seductive, opulent, medium to full-bodied, accessible style. It may deserve another point or two for pure pleasure. Proprietor Eric Albada Jelgersma is doing a splendid job rebuilding this estate and producing higher and higher quality wines. The finest Du Tertre in many years was the 2000, and the 2001 is close behind it in quality. Anticipated maturity: now-2014.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full saturated ruby. Aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, violet, licorice and graphite. Sweet and silky, with harmonious acidity giving the wine lovely vinosity and penetration. Quite floral and aromatic in the mid-palate. Very suave wine, a very successful follow-up to the lovely 2000.
Wine & Spirits
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Sweet and juicy...Smooth and polished.
Some good fruit, with berry and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with round tannins and a chocolate and fresh herb aftertaste.