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Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 1990

Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 1990

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
94/100

Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

750ML

£150.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Franc, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Saint Emilion

DRINKING
WINDOW:

1998 - 2023

VINTAGE:

1990

ABV:

12.5%

SKU: 100190 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

The winemaker at Tertre Roteboeuf, Francois Mitjavile, believes the grapes should be harvested late and in low yields. Because of their cooler location and intentional late harvest, they are one of the last to harvest in St. Emilion. Unlike most Bordeaux wine, Tertre doesn’t sell through the traditional ‘negociant’ system; rather, they sell directly to the importers and merchants. Though their wines remain unclassified, they could easily be considered Premier Cru Classe status. Tertre produces a rich and racy wine, and with age develops an exotic aromatic quality. Regardless of the vintage, the well ripened fruit always show the unique way in which Mitjavile approaches the winemaking process.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
94/100

Deep red-ruby. Fabulous nose of toffee, coffee, smoke, cinnamon, minerals and a faint animal quality. Extraordinarily thick entry; great density and sweetness but with plenty of underlying acidity and backbone. As with the voluptuous ‘89, there's lovely delineation of flavor beneath all the glycerine. Finishes with a wave of melting tannins. Kept revealing additional nuances as it opened in the glass. Along with the 90 L'Angelus, a great example of what can be done with controlled yields, 100% new oak, and - minimal filtration. This wine is now putting most of Bordeaux's bigger names to shame.
94/100 - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Tasted November 1993)