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2003 Château du Tertre

  • 90 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49564-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (34% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot and 33% cabernet franc; 30.1 g/l dry extract; 13.2% alcohol): Dark red with a garnet rim. Very sexy, inviting aromas of ripe red cherry, rose petal, mint, cinnamon and white pepper; this has to be one of the freshest, least overripe noses of all 2003 Bordeaux. Then remarkably vibrant and pure on the palate, with cabernet franc-dominated flavors of strawberry, violet, and cocoa complicated by a delicate white pepper nuance. The tannins are smooth and the finish long and suave. An alluring, supple wine with impeccable balance--and an unbelievable result in the furnace-like conditions of 2003.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Deep crimson. Some fresh fruit on the nose but then pretty notable acidity. Sweetness then acidity and not quite married - not so obviously a 2003 as many others... Greenness on the finish. (Average group score: 15.7)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Slightly funky with ripe fruit and toasted oak. Smoky. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. I like this a lot still even though it's a little earthy and rustic. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    This dark ruby/purple-colored, luscious, soft, already complex 2003 offers alluring notes of smoked herbs, black cherry jam, camphor, white chocolate, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, silky-textured, heady, and impossible to resist, it can be drunk now and over the next 12-14 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Brought with us on Alaska Cruise. Caymus was well received. I enjoyed both wines. The Tertre was aged well, not getting better but still nice. Color and clarity were perfect on each. Caymus had it typical Oak finish that I really enjoy.
    Author: Bryon
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Good wine for young Bordeaux
    Author: Clarkie

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 376 bottles owned
  • 72 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 72 collectors)