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

Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2019


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2019
6x75cl
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£1,039.22


Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2019

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

This was one of the few barrel samples we were able to taste in Bordeaux, and what a wine it was. Francois explained that it's a bit of a contradiction. Analytically it's a monster with huge alcohol and tannins, however, when you taste it it's all finesse and precision. How right he was. This was one of if not the most enthralling young Tertre Roteboeufs we can recall. It's brimming with vitality and bright red fruits. The texture is pure silk; effortless, moreish, fruit driven, sumptuous and hedonistic, yet balanced, fresh and alive. Francois kindly sent us samples to taste in the UK, and this only confirmed our initial impression, 2019 is a truly great Tertre Roteboeuf, one of the best we have ever tasted. This sample was a bit darker and more cerebral - it's gone into its shell, a brooding and more classical style. Will aeration it starts to reveal its complex aromatics, then sweet kirsch fruit and wild berries. Sumptuous and plush, the broad palate has a wonderful intensity and energy - so alive and vivid with grandiose tannins that sustain the sweet fruit and mineral finish. “A vintage of character is always the result of rather strange conditions. We try to understand, but it is frequently hard to give reasons for the eventual character of certain vintages; such is the case with 2019. This year’s wine appears to be full of expression, supple, full of ripe and bright fruit, and in contrast to that from a year of great heat and concentration (think 2016). A very fine vintage, packed with personality and its own particular charm.” FM

Critics score


Score:
97

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Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
05/2022

Notes
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Tertre Roteboeuf slowly unfurls to offer profound scents of stewed black plums, boysenberry preserves, and fruit cake, followed by suggestions of Indian spices, Ceylon tea, and fallen leaves with a touch of iron ore. The full-bodied palate is simply magic, featuring a beautiful core of black fruit preserves accented by loads of mineral and earthy sparks and framed by velvety tannins, finishing very long and fragrant. Stunning.

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France

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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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