Belle couleur grenat tuilée. Assez lourd. Larmes moyennes. Semble un peu clair. Joli nez composé de fruits frais (groseilles maquereau et cerises), de violette et d'épices (poivre) sur un fond de bois bien intégré. Attaque très douce qui laisse apparaître rapidement un fruit abondant (cassis, cerise et fraise). Mélange de fruits complexe et très intéressant mais un vin qui manque malheureusement cruellement de matière ce qui endommage la structure. Absolument pas désagréable à boire, mais ne peut prétendre au rang de 5ième cru dans ce millésime. Meilleur avec 1.5 h de carafage.
an excellent wine- Tertre never disappoints-excellent quality for price even nowadays - still fresh, elegant tanin and still good acidity balance -typical margaux , dark fruit can be kept few more years
Just starting to wane slightly, but still close to top form, this has acquired good Margaux typicity, whereas in its youth it was a bit too fruity and facile. Elegant, sweet, but with good persistence: very satisfying
Tasted at the winery with a cheese course (protein helps, but this wine doesn't need it); it has come into it's own. Brownish color, dark fruit with a heavy terrior Bordeaux nose. Good structure with ample round tannins. The mid-palate showed strong black fruit and the finish has enough spice to keep the palate interested in the next sip.
Tour de Bordeaux; Next stop: Margaux @ David's (Netherlands): Again some browning in the colour. In the bouquet I perceive the luxurious odors of a stud farm and saddle leather. Honorable, stylish and masculine. Complex hints of fresh compost, ground coffee and black cherries. Tannines are perfectly integrated, soft as silk and in complete harmony. Authentic and honest, a wonderful wine, drinking at its prime. 18/20
13.0% alcohol. Opened three hours before serving. Deep red color with no signs of bricking at the edge of the glass. Classic nose of black currant, cigar box, spice, and pencil lead. Lovely and inviting bouquet. In the mouth, caresses the palate with a panoply of lovely fruit flavors and waves of complexity, led by the leafy tobacco notes and rich earth. Gentle acidity and a long, delicious finish. This is just terrific and enjoyable. Drinking beautifully now. A-
We loved the '98 some time ago and this was almost as good. A little less 'meat', but with loads of creamy red fruit (raspberry, cherry) and floral tones. Both nose and palate were in line and showed great balance and elegance. Superb acidity and length, wit a certain 'dark' (earthy) side that kept the tension and made the wine interesting to follow throughout the evening. Beautiful! 90-91/100
Blackcurrant fruit, some cigarbox and earth after a while. Tannins are already resolved, drinking well and doubtful it'll get better. More of a workhorse claret than a hampionship steed, but good for what it is
Purchased off the wine list at the Basel Hilton for CHF 98.00. Color was age-appropriate, dark ruby with clear rims. Nose was filled with wheat grass, milkweed, and tobacco notes. Seemed more like a Pomerol on first sniff. Decent blackcurrant fruit on the mid-palate. Polished and reserved, with some herbal overtones. Finished decently, but without much resolve. Probably should be consumed by 2010.
Nice bottle, though not the quality of the Carruades the night before. The taste was softer, more feminine, perhaps, than the Carruades. I thought that the Carruades was delicious through and through - this was pleasant wine that would work well with fo