du Tertre 2006


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Tasting Notes

Herbaceous, sweet, cedary notes intermixed with black currant and barrique smells as well as some autumnal, foresty notes are followed by a medium-bodied wine that tails off in the mouth and finishes with some aggressive tannins.

Score: 86Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

The 2006 Château du Tertre has a loose-knit bouquet with earthy, slightly dour red berry fruit that need more vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin, balanced but it seems like a wine that has run out of ideas and does not know where to go. Tasted around the same time as the excellent 2015, I would hedge my money against the more recent vintage and wait! Alternatively, there are several other vintages that have performed better in recent years.

Score: 85Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2016

Tasted at the UGC. A deep purple hue. A very sweet vivacious nose with the new oak dominating a little too much for me. Lots of cassis and blueberries. The palate is understated on the entry but build quickly to a full-bodied, ripe middle that lacks a little definition and poise. Tannic finish, this du Tertre is lacking a little subtlety for me. Tasted April 2007.

Score: 85/87Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2007

Dark crimson. Scented attractive nose. Very nice gentle balance - quite forward but without the inconveniences of 2006 (high acidity and greenness). Well done. Mellow but not heavy. Excellent value even if not for the very long term. Drink 2010-2018. Date tasted 26th Oct 07.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007

Mid crimson; pale rim. Concentrated fruit but with a green undertow on the nose. Then lovely plump ripe fruit on the palate - almost opulent! And the tannins are extremely skilfully managed. Almost like cracking open a soft berry in the mouth. Some genius made this wine. Quite exceptional texture and no shortage of fruit. There's certainly acidity, maybe a slightly lack of tannin in fact (don't I always complain?) How on earth did that come about? Heavy fining before this sample was presented???Drink 2012- 2019. Date tasted 31st July 07.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, July 2007

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