Definitely solid and chunky rather than high-flying but very worthy with such ripeness there are almost chocolate flavours, a dry finish and impressive length.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Lots of earthy, crushed berry and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with lots of good fruit and moist, velvety tannins. Long finish. Don't forget this. No one talks about this estate any more, and it makes very good wines in top vintages. 14,165 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Ruby-red. Inviting aromas of cherry, raspberry, chocolate, minerals and maple syrup. Plump, sweet and pliant, with the minerally quality carrying through in the mouth. Rather generous for this wine at this stage. Finishes with good length and ripe tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2001
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87
The only vintage after 1996 that merits attention from serious wine lovers, the 2000 Marquis de Terme has a dense, murky ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of berry fruit, earth, licorice, and new oak. Medium-weight with good concentration and purity, it is much more developed than most 2000s.
Fermented in cement and raised in 50% new oak, the wine consists of a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot with the balance a blend of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Great color with slight pigmentation in the legs. Warm plum, a little anise, dark fruits, and oak in the nose. Hard tannins give way to surprisingly suave mouth feel, excellent acidity, and decent length.
Drink Dates: 2010-2015+
Author: Daniel B
Anonymous | Rating: 89
needs to be decanted 2-4 hours before consuming, then it is a good bottle