Red

1985 Château du Tertre

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 1995 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • seijaro Likes this wine: (89 points)

    May 14, 2017 - Cork wet all the way but good fill. Sediment, good color, old nose on decant. After one hour tastes a bit green but pleasant and interesting. Fades after two hours. OTH, drink up. Serve with milder food.

  • Collector1855 wrote: flawed

    October 14, 2016 - During a Commanderie de Bordeaux bin end event. Clearly over the hill with notes of mushroom. No surprise. 30 years and still going strong is more like Paullac Grand Cru territory.

  • PSPatrick wrote: (92 points)

    September 21, 2015 - The bottle was in very good condition; the filling-level was top shoulder, the cork was soaked, but no seepage. The wine had medium ruby core, the colour turned garnet at the edges. It offered a sweet and savoury nose of red a dark fruit, cedar, leather, tobacco, pencil shaving mushroom and earth. On the palate the wine showed sweet fruit, cherry, black currant, prune, raspberry effervescent powder, Asian spices, tobacco, mushroom and earth, with fresh, medium-plus acidity, fine, well-integrated, medium-plus tannin, a great, smooth mouthfeel and very good length of the slightly drying finish. The medium-bodied wine was smooth and very balanced, with good complexity. It benefited from aeration in a small decanter for 30 minutes to an hour, and held up well as time passed.

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  • pavel_p Does not like this wine: (90 points)

    November 15, 2013 - PnP and drank over 3h. Not the very best bottle with a very top shoulder fill and a completely soaked cork. Color however looks young with a fairly dark garnet. Only slight browning at the rim. Sous bois and dark fruit on the nose. On the palate there is still nice juicy fruit and earth but also plenty of oak that has turned into cedar. Fine tannins. This cedar is masking a lot of the action on the palate and also dominates the finish.
    While this is a very solid effort from an inexpensive Grand Cru Classe at age 28, and will no doubt still last for several years, it tastes more St. Julien than Margaux in my eyes, and just like say the (of course much better) Talbot 85 it's simply not a style I love.

  • meqoubal36 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 13, 2013 - Très beau vin. Margaux épanoui et classique. Merveille.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château du Tertre
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Code 639737586527

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 87 (69%)
  • Consumed 39 (31%)

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