Good color but not super deep and the nose is quite developed. In the mouth it is quite accessible with hints of tobacco and stew, nice acid and tannin, with a slight bitter note in the end. Complex and developed this is the more herbaceous style of Bordeaux. Lovely.
Quite young characteristics on the nose, primary dark red fruit, spice, a touch thyme and hints of vanilla, palate is really fresh and feels somewhat light bodied, which makes the drying tannin on the finish a bit of a surprise!
Shortly after opening there was quite some funk and almost rubbery aromas that blew off with some time in the decannter. After 3-4 hours the wine opened up nicely. Finish is rather short. Nothing wrong here but then again also nothing to get excited about.
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(Chateau du Tertre (Margaux)) A rather lean colour here, and a nose redolent of soft, hot and smoky oil-lamp. Perhaps a touch vegetal too? The palate is a shell of structure without much in the way of enticing substance within. It has a rather hard layer of fruit, around which sits some smoke and tannin, with nice acidity at least. But it lacks impact and poise, and it has a short but tannic finish. A wine that translates the difficulties of the vintage I think.
(Chateau du Tertre Margaux) Slightly brawny fruit character here, with cherry stone fruit. Rather earthy too, farmyardy, hot and pruney. On the palate the tannins are nicely composed, and there is a nice texture and, despite the fruit profile, attractively fresh acidity. The structure of this wine is good, but will the aromatics come into line? If they do this could be good, if not.....?
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