Chateau Marquis de Terme 2016

Chateau Marquis de Terme 2016

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Chateau Marquis de Terme began life as part of the Rauzan estate. In 1762 the property was the dowry of Elizabeth de Ledoulx d’Emplet, who was to be married to François de Peguilhan, the Marquis de Terme. In 1886, Frederic Eschenhauer purchased the property. He kept it for a short time before selling to Jean Feuillerat in 1898. The property changed hands for the last time in 1935 when Pierre Seneclauze purchased the Chateau.

The 40 hectare vineyard of Chateau Marquis de Terme is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Since 2017, they have been certified Organic.
Wine Spectator: 93
Fresh and enticing, with lots of plum and black cherry compote flavors. Light anise and singed sandalwood hints show on the fleshy, open finish.
Wine Advocate: 93
Decanter: 92
This is a good quality wine, well made, clean and confidently held together. Sumptuous black fruits abound, while you get the sense of the architecture of the year with the firm tannins and fresh acids. Marquis de Terme also follows the vintage trend in terms of yield at 47hl/ha, not suffering from a low crop despite the organic methods that are used across 60% of the estate (with no herbicides across the entire estate and extensive planting of trees and hedges among the 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot). Wild yeast fermentation and long maceration of five weeks.
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Structured, and with fine juicy fruit, this is a ripe wine that is also firm. It has a sense of style to it, elegant and bright. This will be for the medium term, ready in 10 years.