2013 Château du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux

2013 Château du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux

Product: 20138007339
Prices start from £230.00 per case Buying options
2013 Château du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux

Buying options

Available by the case In Bond. Pricing excludes duty and VAT, which must be paid separately before delivery. Storage charges apply.
Case format
Availability
Price per case
12 x 75cl bottle
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £230.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £250.00
BBX marketplace BBX 4 cases £250.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £250.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £250.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £255.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 case £300.00
See more listings+
See more listings
6 x 150cl magnum
BBX marketplace BBX 3 cases £260.00
New To BBX
New To BBX
You can place a bid for this wine on BBX

Description

Always a value wine and is likely to be so again this year despite being steps ahead of most of its peers. Atypical for du Tertre, this has 80% Cabernet Sauvignon but the result really is a triumph for the vintage. Warmth, generous, focussed core and breadth of fruit backed by savoury, cooling tannins provide exceptional length and energy. We’ve been following du Tertre for over a decade now and the investment made at the Chateau is now showing the full results with other ‘lesser’ vintages such as 2001, 2002 and 2007 providing superb drinking quality to boot, this 2013 will undoubtedly provide the same. A bargain. 

Jake Dean, Director of UK & Ireland, Berry Bros. & Rudd

wine at a glance

Delivery and quality guarantee

Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous85-88/100

Grilled herbs, smoke, game, tobacco and earthiness are some of the notes that inform the 2013 Chateau du Tertre. Although quite pretty in the glass, the 2013 lacks depth and mid-palate presence, something that may become more accentuated over time.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com (April 2014)

Read more
Ian D'Agata, Vinous88+/100

Medium ruby-red. Expressive aromas of plum, raspberry, aromatic herbs and coffee show a pungent leafy quality. Then much riper in the mouth, with silky, intense wild berry flavours displaying noteworthy sweetness and precision. Offers excellent fruit intensity and volume for the year. Persistent red berry nuances and substantial, slightly hard tannins coat the palate at the back.

Ian D'Agata, Vinous.com (May 2014)

Read more
Wine Advocate86-88/100

The du Tertre has a focused bouquet of red berries and rose petals, nicely defined even if it does lack intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry. It is missing finesse and delineation, although it does have satisfactory length.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (May 2014)

Read more
James Suckling91-92/100

This is really excellent for the vintage. A beautiful wine with berry, hints of hazelnut and chocolate. Medium body, fine tannins and a savory finish. The warmer soils in Tertre helped combat the coolness of 2013.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (April 2014)

Read more
Robert Parker87-89/100

A possible sleeper of the vintage, this 2013 possesses plenty of liquorice, black currant, underbrush and white chocolate aromas, medium body, sweet, pure, black currant flavours, very good to excellent concentration, and a long finish. Consume it over the next 10+ years.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate (August 2014)

Read more
Decanter88/100

Deep colour and quite lifted cassis fruit, good natural ripeness and nice structure and length.

Drink 2017 - 2027

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com

Read more

About this WINE

Château du Tertre

Château du Tertre

Château du Tertre in Margaux can trace its history back to the 12th century. The estate has 50 hectares of vineyards, neighbouring Cantenac-Brown and Brane-Cantenac to the north and Giscours to the east. In 2021, the estate was sold by the Albada Jelgersma family to a French institutional investor; it is run by the Helfrich family of Les Grands Chais de France.

It is situated on one of the highest hills in the Margaux commune, where its name comes from (Tertre means knoll).

The vineyard has a relatively high percentage of Cabernet Franc for this part of Bordeaux, though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the plantings, supported by Merlot and a little Petit Verdot.

Find out more
Margaux

Margaux

If Pauillac can be seen as the bastion of ‘traditional’ Red Bordeaux, then Margaux represents its other facet in producing wines that are among Bordeaux’s most sensual and alluring. It is the largest commune in the Médoc, encompassing the communes of Cantenac, Soussans, Arsac and Labaude, in addition to Margaux itself. Located in the centre of the Haut-Médoc, Margaux is the closest of the important communes to the city of Bordeaux.

The soils in Margaux are the lightest and most gravelly of the Médoc, with some also containing a high percentage of sand. Vineyards located in Cantenac and Margaux make up the core of the appelation with the best vineyard sites being located on well-drained slopes, whose lighter soils give Margaux its deft touch and silky perfumes. Further away from the water, there is a greater clay content and the wines are less dramatically perfumed.

Margaux is the most diffuse of all the Médoc appelations with a reputation for scaling the heights with irreproachable wines such as Ch. Margaux and Ch. Palmer, but also plumbing the depths, with too many other châteaux not fulfilling their potential. There has been an upward shift in recent years, but the appellation cannot yet boast the reliability of St Julien. However, the finest Margaux are exquisitely perfumed and models of refinement and subtlety which have few parallels in Bordeaux.

Recommended Châteaux: Ch. Margaux, Ch. Palmer, Ch. Brane-Cantenac, Ch. Rauzan-Ségla , Ch. Dufort-Vivens, Ch. Ferrière, Ch. du Tertre, Ch. Giscours, Ch. d'Angludet.

Find out more
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

Find out more