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Soon the cries of “hey, who do I have to sleep with to get in on this,” and “what about me?” could be read across the webs as wine bloggers without the good fortune to have been initially chosen by Michael Wangbickler of Balzac Communications & Marketing to taste in this highly successful educational promotion for Planet Bordeaux worked to be included in future tasting events.
Today, I’ll give you my review of the third wine tasted on Friday, and then share the comments from my fellow wine bloggers.
Château de Terrefort-Quancard 2008
A Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Unsurpringly, this third red wine from Bordeaux France is also reddish purple in the glass. Even with decanting, this wine is tight, but what nose notes are showing are loamy, dank, earthy mushroom with spice and red fruit. The mouth is cherry and raspberry, with herb and mineral. The wine is blunt, with and abruptly short finish.
I’m really glad I gave these 1.5 hrs. w/oxygen. Still big backbone of acidity
It really needs some air, time. Tannin dominates right now.
Should have decanted the Terrefort-Quancard… not open yet
mushrooms immediately on the nose
Chateau de Terrefort is 64% merlot, 36 cab. Fermented in concrete. 70k bottles (not cases :p)
yeah, super glad I decanted these. TTL often forgets to suggest when to decant…crucial if u ask me.
Noted. Thanks! Vinturi, anyone?
liking the forest floor ‘shroom nose on ’08 Terrefort-Quancard.
more limestone soils
Terrefort smells like…. hmm… nothing? Nothing at all?
tightly wound with chalky tannins and slightly bitter. First two were more friendly for this American palate.
More earthy, mineral nose up front, a touch of red fruit riding in the back-seat.
I get pencil lead (the big fat primary ones), forest floor, and dried cherries
I also get a grandmother’s attic hat box as it opens up.
appropriate. mushroomy, earthy, minerality.
red fruit, razzberry, (with a z), hint of earth.
like a mushroom raspberry salad
Definitely the earthiest of the wines we have tried so far. i’d pair food as I would with a Pinot Noir in some cases
Agree on pencil lead, dust, smells a bit hot.
Youngish, lasting, tannins, but very interesting wine. What’s the price point?
Hellz yes….pencil lead fo’ shizzle.
At first taste, this reminded us of a Pinot Noir
reminds me of Eddie Munster,a cute little flavor monster with a bit of bite
Quancard is one house I’ve had before and liked. But this one isn’t doing it for me structurally or flavor-wise.
Terrefort-quancard is awesome!
little bit of funk hiding behind spices and red mike n ike’s
i’m getting some indian spice, maybe cardamom.
I mean, the Terrefort tastes really nice. Good acidity, but it’s barely got any nose to this guy
Good bit o’ tannin on the mouthfeel
I get more going on on the palate than the nose. Can’t wait to revisit in a few hours.
I dig the loam there too
Château de Terrefort-Quancard 08 finding nose/palate conflicting
Yep, seems like this one needs a few minutes to open up.
It’s growing on me the longer it breathes.
This wine seems to be opening up nicely in the Riedel Vinum Bordeaux glass.
Yikes seems tight and tart. Time in the glass please
I think it’s only aromatically challenged if you didn’t decant. For me it’s got a nose and a half.
The 2008 Terrefort-Quancard is definitely earthy; I get forest floor, tobacco, dry fruit, but not a long finish.
thinking these will be better tomorrow night after some time out…
rather tart for me- rhubarb, cherries, white pepper, bubble-gum and chalk dust.
I decanted for an hour. Barely anything. Eh, different noses, diff. bottles. Whatcha gonna do?
I do have 2 say the tannins are a bit… much. I’d like to try it again tomorrow & try another bottle next year as well!
very awkward finish for me, I’d have to give it a major pass – for my palate.
Lot’s of interesting & different comments about aromas, tastes, in the Château de Terrefort-Quancard 2008. Terroir, peeps?
gonna try it again tomorrow and see if I like it better
this wine needs a nice slab of beef to tame those tannins
time + beef
The Terrefort Qunacard is roughly $14