2015 Marquis de Terme, Margaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1258510 94 points James Suckling

 Fragrant blackberries married to moderate vanilla oak on the nose. Then cue an elegant, moderately tannic palate with some real sophistication. What a seductive wine. I love the long clean, dry and mineral finish that makes you sure this has a couple of decades ahead of it, even if it drinks well now.  (2/2018)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a ripe, juicy wine, showing the improvements at this potentially fine estate. Dense tannins and succulent fruit come together to give a wine that is both structured and complex. The black-currant and berry flavors are underlined with a ripe structure. Drink from 2024. (RV)  (12/2017)

93 points Decanter

 Another wine that shows the quality of the 2015s in Margaux, an easy rider that takes its time, with low-hanging dark fruits that are broadly brushed, giving a sense of enjoyment, with power behind. 50% new oak. (JA)  (11/2017)

93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Another gem from Margaux is the 2015 Marquis De Terme and this supple, full-bodied, concentrated beauty boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with terrific purity in its ripe cassis fruits, violets/spring flowers, obvious minerality, and background oak. Like most 2015s, it’s already beautiful and shows the sweet fruit of the vintage, yet should keep for at least two decades. Tasted twice.  (11/2017)

93 points Vinous

 It's great to see the 2015 Marquis de Terme in such fine shape. Sumptuous and radiant, with notable presence, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, blood orange and spice build in the glass as this flamboyant, sumptuous Margaux shows off its winning personality. Although decidedly bold, the 2015 has a gracious side as well. In 2015, the blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. (AG)  (2/2018)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

 Barrel Tasting. Lush and suave, with dark fig and blackberry fruit that has melded beautifully with dark tea and light charcoal notes. Offers a warm, velvety finish. (Web Only-2016) (JM)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Marquis de Terme offers up cassis, black cherries and plums on the nose with touches of garrigue, lavender and Provence herbs. The medium-bodied palate offers great fruit concentration with savory accents and ripe, grainy tannins plus plenty of freshness, finishing earthy. (LPB)  (2/2018)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Margaux

- Margaux is the southern most of all of the appellations of the Haut Medoc. Located near St. Julien, it has more cru classe producers than the other four villages of the area. In addition to the legendary Chateau Margaux, there are five second-growths: Rauzan Gassies, Rauzan Seglas, Dufort-Vivens, Lascombes, and Brane Cantenac. While more people are probably familiar with the third growth Chateau Palmer, there are nine other wineries with the same ranking in addition to a trio of fourth growths and a pair of fifth growths. Because Margaux is comprised of five communes… Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Labardes and Arsac, the wines styles are diverse throughout the region with the more masculine tannic wines coming from the Cantenac side of the appellation. Because of a high percentage of Merlot planted in the region, many wines from Margaux are more round, feminine, and exotic that the other appellations of the Haut Medoc.