CHÂTEAU HOURTIN-DUCASSE 2016
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Margaux
Grape | 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
Ageing | The wine of Château Marquis de Terme is aged in a combination of 33% to 50% new, French oak barrels and a small amount of 600 liter, Nomblot, concrete, egg shaped vats for an average of 18 months
Tasting Notes | Elegant, silky, fresh and vibrant, the fruit is soft, polished, ripe and pure. If you look closely, you can already find the floral nuances along with licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoke. Impressive aromas of fresh summer berries, slate and toasty oak
Pairing | Roasted meats, dark chocolate
Drinking | 2024-2040
Critic Notes / Awards | Parker: 92, Jeff Leve: 94 and James Suckling: 94
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Château Marquis de Terme is another Bordeaux wine estate with a long history. The original owner was Bernard de Faverolles. In 1661, September 7, he sold it to Pierre des Mesures de Rauzan. At the time, this was one of the largest properties in Bordeaux.
In fact, this Medoc estate was so big, it gave birth to four different Classified growths Razuzan-Segla, Rauzan Gassies, Château Desmirail and Marquis de Terme! Like many properties in Bordeaux owned by wealthy families at the time, it was originally created through a marriage dowry.
In 1886, Château Marquis de Terme was purchased by Frederic Eschenauer, a very popular Bordeaux wine negociant The Eschenauer family managed the chateau until it was acquired by Jean Feuillerat in 1898. Pierre Seneclauze bought the property in 1935.
Current Owner: Today, Château Marquis de Terme is owned and managed by Pierre’s sons, Jean Seneclauze, Philippe Seneclauze and Pierre-Louis Seneclauze.
Soils: Gravel, sand, limestone and clay
Farming: Starting with the 2013 vintage, Château Marquis de Terme began experimenting with organic farming on a small parcel of vines. They are now farming their vineyards using only 100% organic vineyard management techniques and were certified organic in 2017. In 2009, a complete renovation and modernization was finished for all the technical winemaking facilities at Ch.Marquis de Terme.
Vines: On average 30 years of age