Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru
Château Tertre Rôteboeuf

Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2017


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Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2017

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
15 %

Notes

Francois Mitjavile explained that it had been dry since the 2014 harvest and there had been 'no blockage to maturation’. 2015 is 'ripe and freshly ripe' as opposed to 2014 which was characterised by ‘autumnal ripeness with a degraded structure'. He went on to say that 2015 is a 'supple not voluptuous' vintage, and we would agree. This is not another 2009; these are sleek, sumptuous wines, without excess. Those who have read the Roc de Cambes note will already know that Tertre is rather more reticent than Roc. This is more structured and reserved at this early stage. The bouquet is cloaked in oak, Asian spice and mocha notes. With aeration aromas of Black Doris plums, forest floor, griotte liqueur, clove, smoke, fresh pinecones and spice emerge. The big difference here is that there is even greater tension (than the Roc), with a profound minerality and a super refreshing acidity that keeps the palate refreshed and eager for more. It'll be fascinating to follow this wine's progress. Bravo.

Critics score


Score:
99

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
11/2022

Notes
The 2015 Tertre Roteboeuf is medium to deep garnet in color. It bursts with a first wave of profound black fruit preserves - prunes, boysenberries, and blackberry jelly - before slowly unfurling to uncover notes of chargrill, tapenade, crushed rocks, and violets with a waft of fallen leaves. Full-bodied, the palate is completely filled with dense, earth-laced black fruit layers, supported by exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and fantastic tension, finishing long and minerally. Very energetic and so singularly powerful, fans of this property will not want to miss this vintage!

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country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Tertre Rôteboeuf

Château Tertre Rôteboeuf

Tertre Roteboeuf is situated in the commune of St.Laurent-des-Combes, a few kilometres south-east of Saint-Emilion. The 5.7 hectares of vineyards are located in a bowl shaped, southerly facing hillside. Many years ago, before vines were planted on this favourable spot, cattle would graze on the slopes; hence the Roteboeuf.

The vineyard is planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc on complex clay and limestone soils and sub-soils. Francois Mitjavile, who took the reigns in 1978 is a pensive character with an unquestionable talent for producing great, thought provoking wines. He is quite happy to share many of his techniques. He unashamedly harvests late and there is often a hint of degradation to the fruit. His wines possess a real character and soul; they are intellectual wines that never fail to satisfy.

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