Margaux is an appellation known for making sensuous wines. And the wine offered here is no exception. La Couronne de Marquis de Terme is the 2nd Wine of the 4th Growth Margaux, Marquis de Terme. I was able to taste this wine yesterday and found it quite enchanting. Still youthful but approachable now with all the Classic Traits that make wine from this region so sought after.
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Château Marquis de Terme is a legendary Bordeaux winery and one of the Fourth Growths on the famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. Family-owned by the Seneclauze family since 1935, the history dates back much further with twists and turns including creation out of a marriage dowry. The estate owned by Pierre des Mesures de Rauzan was split up into four different estates, all that would become classified growths in the 1855 Classification: Château Rauzan-Segla, Château Rauzan Gassies, Château Desmirail and Château Marquis de Terme. Though the château would be classified as a Fourth Growth in the Médoc Classification of 1855, the estate was already made famous in the 1700s. American President Thomas Jefferson, who was a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787. He declared Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.
2014 La Couronne de Marquis de Terme Margaux
2nd Wine of Marquis de Terme
$37.50btl/$405.00 per case
(Jim Sirna 94)
The color is a beautiful crimson red. Aromas of chocolate, black cherries and crushed black and red fruits fill the glass. In the mouth there are no rough edges the wine is supple and balanced with a pleasing amount of minerality and acidity. The tannins are sleek and refined that lead to a nice consistency in the mouth. The finish is complex and long. I actually like this wine better than the Grand Vin in 2014 which I found a bit over oaked.
It also costs a FRACTION OF THAT WINE!