Red

1985 Château du Tertre

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > Margaux
Drink between 1995 - 2012
CT89.9 11 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • 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.

  • Wine-Strategies wrote:

    February 9, 2013 - PnP at CT offline, served side-by-side with the 2000. Smoking good, and in a really solid place at the moment. I preferred this over the 2000, but that's because it's in its zone; the 2000 won't be there for another decade, at least. Still fairly bright, really well composed, with captivating tertiary aromas and flavors, and undeniably Bordeaux. Brilliant, and recommended. Purchased on release (said the owner) and stored perfectly (the cork was remarkable, as was the color), this really made a case for proper storage for any newbies at the tasting that are just starting to collect.

  • Doublebass wrote: (90 points)

    May 12, 2009 - Very nice with braised lamb shanks

  • grossie wrote:

    July 12, 2008 - Forgot to write a note, but I recall it as being quite a nice example of a mature margaux wine. surprisingly alive and balanced.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (66%)
  • Consumed 32 (34%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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