Grape(s): 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot
Localization: Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby. Complex, dense, and expressive bouquet, with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, and a hint of pepper. Delicious and creamy attack accompanied by notes of blackcurrant, cocoa, and a hint of clove to add spice. The tannins are dense, powerful, and enveloping. This happy balance gives the wine a very silky, delicate side, with great freshness.
94 Points Decanter: Great depth, starting to really achieve class and depth with generous dashes of chocolate, coffee, and mocha. Combines tannic hold with great freshness, an excellent wine; black fruits, bilberry, and blackberry, finished off with the fine tannins of smoked oak. A brilliant Marquis de Terme.
Notes: Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, including 50% of new oak barrels.
The Domain: Marquis de Terme’s story begins in 1762, when Miss Ledoux d’Emplet, wife of François de Peguilhan Marquis de Terme, gave him as a dowry the estate which will henceforth bear his name.
In the aftermath of the French Revolution, multiple families will take turns. Nevertheless, one of them will leave a deep impression on the history of Marquis de Terme: for more than 120 years, the Feuillerat Family will manage the estate before becoming the owner. Thus, 3 generations will take turns who will never stop improving the estate’s wines.
Thomas Jefferson, the future 3rd president of the United States, stays a long time in France where he is the ambassador from 1785 to 1789. He also acts as a wine broker and writes travel diaries in the great French wine-growing regions. He thus stays at Château Marquis de Terme in 1787 and classifies it among the top 16 best wines he has ever tasted.
Napoléon III decided to organize the universal exhibition in Paris, official committees are responsible for selecting products and works of art for exhibition. In order to honor the wines of Bordeaux, a classification is requested. That is how Marquis de Terme joined the circle of the Grands Crus Classés 1855.
In 1935, Pierre Sénéclauze repurchases the property and conveys it to its sons, Pierre-Louis, Phillipe, and Jean, the actual owners.
In 2009, The owners appoint Ludovic David to the board of directors of Château Marquis de Terme. This change is the starting point of a new area for the estate. Numerous innovations and new dynamism are brought to enhance the exceptional terroir of the Marquis de Terme wines.