Marks and reviews
In the heart of the Margaux appellation, on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, stands Château Marquis de Terme. The origins of the vineyard date back to the 15th century, but the estate took on its current name in the 18th century when the Marquis de Terme took over the reins. Since 1935, the Sénéclauze family has owned this Margaux Grand Cru.
Château Marquis de Terme 2022 is a Margaux wine made from a 40-hectare terroir. The vines are 35 years old on average and are planted on the deep gravels typical of the appellation, made up of thick quartz and quartzite. Some plots are more clayey. The vineyard is managed on a plot-by-plot basis and has been awarded the High Environmental Value 3 certification.
2022 was a year marked by unstable weather conditions. A mild winter preceded a cool and rainy spring until June. The hot and dry summer conditions gave way to the months of September and October, where mild weather allowed ideal ripening.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were harvested by hand in crates and sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar. Vinification was carried out in concrete, wood and stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, filled by gravity and without pumping. Cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation under natural yeasts, accompanied by punching down. Vinification without sulphites. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (50% of which were new).
Cabernet Sauvignon (55%)
Petit Verdot (4%).
The wine is a shining colour with purple highlights.
Complex, the nose mixes floral (violet), fruity (blackcurrant, blackberry, mara des bois strawberry) fragrances. With aeration, the bouquet becomes more complex with refreshing notes of spices, cut herbs, white pepper, liquorice and espresso.
The palate entices with its persistence as well as its finish, releasing delicious notes of spice box and roasted blackberries.