|94-96 WINE ENTHUSIAST: “Barrel Sample. Made by the same team as Giscours, this is a fine wine. Its rich structure combines with acidity and dense, plummy fruit to give a wine that charms now but is sure to age well.”
18 RENÈ GABRIEL´S BX TOTAL: "Feinherbes, frisches Bouquet, Heidelbeeren, Kirschen, Red Currant, Tabak, Nougat. Dichter, samtener, vielschichtiger Gaumen mit dichter, feiner Frucht, viel gutem Tannin, kräftiger Aromatik, dichtverwobener Struktur, langer, süsser Abgang. 18/20 2023 - 2038" - A. Kunz.
94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: "A dense and tight red with currants, blueberries and hints of walnuts. Changes from pure fruit and then back to wet earth. The purity in the cabernet, the linear tannins and the drive with acidity behind it makes it one of the best Tertres ever. Better than 2015?"
90-93 WINESPECTATOR: "Bright and engaging, with lots of bay, savory and tobacco notes out front, backed by lively plum, cherry and raspberry coulis flavors. The sleek, mineral-edged finish pulls the fruit and herb elements together. Distinctive.—J.M."
92 DECANTER: "A beautifully smooth, silky du Tertre in 2016, with an emphasis on subtle spicing, full of subtle but unmistakably exotic black chocolate, white pepper and cloves. Elegant and slightly restrained with generously silky tannins, a lovely wine." Drink: 2025 - 2045.
90-92 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2016 Du Tertre is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 19 October. Estate manager Alexandre van Peek told me that this represents one of the highest levels of Cabernet Sauvignon in recent years. Matured in 35% new oak, it has a harmonious bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and mineral scents that are neat and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite saline on the entry, understated at first, but gaining weight in the mouth and delivering a precise and minerally, classic Margaux finish. All it´s missing is the persistence on the finish. It just seems to rush out the exit door before you´ve really gotten to know it. Hopefully it will develop that side during barrel maturation."
92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, cherries, smoke, thyme, cassis and silky fruits all over the place in this medium-bodied, fresh, sophisticated wine. From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Franc, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. The Merlot was harvested from September 27 until October 10, the Cabernet Sauvignon from October 15 to October 19 and the Cabernet Franc from October 10 to October 13. The Petit Verdot was harvested in one day, October 15."