Margaux 5 Ième Grand Cru Classé

Reference: 36079
Year: 1985
Volume: 0.750l
Bottling: Mc
Level: Bn
Label: Vsbs
Color: Red
Parker Rating: 87 Parker Points
€ 38.50
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Parker Rating: 87 Parker Points, by on 01/1998

I have tasted the 1985 du Tertre nine times, five times from cask and four times from the bottle. While I have never seen a wine behave so differently, the two most recent tastings have revealed positive results. The last two examples (both tasted in France) exhibited a nice deep ruby/purple color with no signs of age and a forward, earthy (truffles?), curranty bouquet that was enticing. In the mouth, the wine possessed plenty of fat, ripe, supple blackberry and curranty flavors, with just enough soft tannins and acidity to give the wine grip and focus. This is a luscious, very forward style of du Tertre. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 11/90.

(© Robert M. Parker, Jr., Robert Parker Wine Advocate)

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Robert Parker Rating - Parker Points


Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale: Parker Points ©.

  • 96-100An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume
  • 90-95An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
  • 80-89A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
  • 70-79An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
  • 60-69A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
  • 50-59A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

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  • OcOriginal Case
  • OwcOriginal Wooden Case

The number after Oc or OWC refers to the number of bottles.