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2000 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)
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About Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

Few in the wine world had heard of Tertre-Rôteboeuf prior to the 1980s, but since then, more than a few Bordeaux enthusiasts have discovered that iconoclast proprietor François Mitjavile makes one of the Bordeaux region's most flamboyantly full-blown wines.

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2000 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion (in magnum) (Pre-Arrival)

Producer: Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2003

($149; bottled in August of 2002) Bright ruby-red. A cocktail of roasted berries and cherry on the nose, with superripe notes of espresso, truffle and spices. Sweet, dense and very deep, with voluptuous flavors of red berries, black cherry, chocolate, meat and spices. Pliant and extremely generous wine with lovely fruit. Finishes with huge, ripe, mouthcoating tannins and intriguing notes of minerals and torrefaction.

98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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