2015 Marquis-de-Terme Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JL 95 JS 94 WE 94 DC 93 JD 93 VN 93 WA 92 WS 92
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2023

The floral notes on the perfume paired with bushels of black, red and blue fruit, licorice and earthy entices you to take a sip. If the nose didn’t grab you, the luscious, silky-textured layers of ripe, vibrant, elegant...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Fragrant blackberries married to moderate vanilla oak on the nose. Then cue an elegant, moderately tannic palate with some real sophistication. What a seductive wine. I love the long clean, dry and mineral finish that...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

This is a ripe, juicy wine, showing the improvements at this potentially fine estate. Dense tannins and succulent fruit come together to give a wine that is both structured and complex. The black-currant and berry flavors...
DC 93

Decanter, November 2017

Another wine that shows the quality of the 2015s in Margaux, an easy rider that takes its time, with low-hanging dark fruits that are broadly brushed, giving a sense of enjoyment, with power behind. 50% new oak.
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

Another gem from Margaux is the 2015 Marquis De Terme and this supple, full-bodied, concentrated beauty boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with terrific purity in its ripe cassis fruits, violets/spring flowers, obvious...
VN 93

Vinous, February 2018

It's great to see the 2015 Marquis de Terme in such fine shape. Sumptuous and radiant, with notable presence, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, blood orange and spice build in the glass as this...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Marquis de Terme offers up cassis, black cherries and plums on the nose with touches of garrigue, lavender and Provence herbs. The medium-bodied palate offers great fruit...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2018

Brambly, juicy and energetic, with anise, plum cake and blackberry compote notes inlaid with brambly tannins. A light black tea streak adds nuance on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 12,500 cases made. — JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2015
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Crown Seal

The 2015 Marquis-de-Terme Bordeaux Blend from the Margaux region of Bordeaux, France, has garnered impressive reviews from several prominent wine critics. The wine is produced by Marquis-de-Terme and is characterized by a rich red color, with an alcohol content of 14.0%. The closure used is a crown seal.

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com awarded the wine a high score of 95, noting its "floral notes on the perfume paired with bushels of black, red, and blue fruit, licorice, and earthy" qualities. Leve praises its "luscious, silky-textured layers of ripe, vibrant, elegant and pure fruits," and suggests it is in an excellent drinking spot from 2023-2040.

Jeb Dunnuck gave the wine a score of 93, describing it as "supple, full-bodied, and concentrated," with a "deep ruby/purple color" and "terrific purity in its ripe cassis fruits, violets/spring flowers, obvious minerality, and background oak." Dunnuck also mentions that the wine "shows the sweet fruit of the vintage" and expects it to keep for at least two decades.

James Suckling rated the wine 94, highlighting the "fragrant blackberries married to moderate vanilla oak on the nose" and an "elegant, moderately tannic palate with some real sophistication." Suckling appreciates the "long clean, dry and mineral finish" and believes the wine has a couple of decades ahead of it.

Vinous, which also scored the wine 93, describes it as "sumptuous and radiant, with notable presence." The review mentions super-ripe dark cherry, plum, blood orange, and spice, adding that the wine is "flamboyant" yet has a "gracious side." The 2015 blend consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot.

Wine Enthusiast provided a score of 94, recognizing the wine as "ripe and juicy" with "dense tannins and succulent fruit" that create a structured and complex profile. The flavors of black currant and berry are emphasized, with a suggestion to drink from 2024.

Other notable reviews include Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, which rated it 92 for its "cassis, black cherries, and plums" with "touches of garrigue, lavender, and Provence herbs." Wine Spectator also gave it a 92, highlighting its "brambly, juicy and energetic" nature with "anise, plum cake, and blackberry compote notes." Decanter rated it 93, noting its "low-hanging dark fruits" and "50% new oak."

In summary, the 2015 Marquis-de-Terme Bordeaux Blend is highly regarded for its complex and elegant profile, combining ripe fruits with floral, earthy, and mineral notes, and is expected to age well over the next two decades.