2011 du Tertre, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Smooth and supple, this wine is full of ripe, generous fruit and acidity. It’s framed with firm tannins, however, that lend structure to a palate that has weight and a luscious feel. Drink from 2018.
A wine that has pretty density of fruit, with lots of dried-berry and currant character. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish. A little tight now. This year has more cabernet franc at 20%, along with 60% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot and 10% petit verdot. Better in 2017.
Offers good flesh, with a succulent edge to the plum and cassis notes. Fine-grained sandalwood, bergamot and black tea hints run from start to finish, while an iron element lingers on the finish. Pure and racy in feel. Best from 2015 through 2025.
*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* Well-concentrated blackcurrant fruit, quite rich and slightly earthy, fine clarity of expression and the vigourous fruit will show well. Drink 2015-2025.
Modest nose but rather lovely black fruit and perfume on the palate. Soft, sculpted and balanced. Plenty of fragrance, but perhaps a little underpowered.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A seductive 2011, Du Tertre exhibits a dense purple color along with an attractive, fragrant, flowery nose of red and black fruits, licorice and a touch of earth. With good texture, medium body, an excellent finish, and no hard edges, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby purple. Fragrant black fruit cocktail aromas are complicated by smoke and minerals. Suave, sweet and juicy on the palate, with red and black fruit flavors lifted by bright acidity. Finishes tannic, but less so than many other Margaux.