Château-Marquis-de-Terme Margaux 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
"Fragrant blackberries married to moderate vanilla oak on the nose. Then cue an elegant, moderately tannic palate with some real sophistication. What a seductive wine. I love the long clean, dry and mineral finish that makes you sure this has a couple of decades ahead of it, even if it drinks well now." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2023-40
This is a ripe, juicy wine, showing the improvements at this potentially fine estate. Dense tannins and succulent fruit come together to give a wine that is both structured and complex. The black-currant and berry flavors are underlined with a ripe structure. Drink from 2024.
It's great to see the 2015 Marquis de Terme in such fine shape. Sumptuous and radiant, with notable presence, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, blood orange and spice build in the glass as this flamboyant, sumptuous Margaux shows off its winning personality. Although decidedly bold, the 2015 has a gracious side as well. In 2015, the blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.
Another gem from Margaux is the 2015 Marquis De Terme and this supple, full-bodied, concentrated beauty boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with terrific purity in its ripe cassis fruits, violets/spring flowers, obvious minerality, and background oak. Like most 2015s, it's already beautiful and shows the sweet fruit of the vintage, yet should keep for at least two decades. Tasted twice.
Brambly, juicy and energetic, with anise, plum cake and blackberry compote notes inlaid with brambly tannins. A light black tea streak adds nuance on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 12,500 cases made.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Marquis de Terme offers up cassis, black cherries and plums on the nose with touches of garrigue, lavender and Provence herbs. The medium-bodied palate offers great fruit concentration with savory accents and ripe, grainy tannins plus plenty of freshness, finishing earthy.