Chateau du Tertre Margaux [Pre-arrival] 2016
JS94: "Extremely deep and ripe on the nose with dried-berry, chocolate and plum aromas that follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a flavorful finish. A rich and soft-tannin structure to the wine. Try after 2024." - James Suckling
NM91: "The 2016 du Tertre has a nose of fragrant fruit, more red than black, featuring raspberry and wild strawberry mixed with graphite and light cedar aromas. The harmonious, focused palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and good mineralité. This might not have as much substance as its Margaux peers, but it feels very sustained in the mouth." - Neal Martin
WA90-92: "The 2016 Du Tertre is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 19 October. Estate manager Alexandre van Peek told me that this represents one of the highest levels of Cabernet Sauvignon in recent years. Matured in 35% new oak, it has a harmonious bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and mineral scents that are neat and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite saline on the entry, understated at first, but gaining weight in the mouth and delivering a precise and minerally, classic Margaux finish. All it's missing is the persistence on the finish. It just seems to rush out the exit door before you've really gotten to know it. Hopefully it will develop that side during barrel maturation."